The FYS student mentors assist faculty members by serving as advisors to first-year students on the transition into university life and as academic tutors in one of the Going Global First-Year Seminar sections in the fall 2013. Each mentor acts as a liaison between the student and instructor and helps to build a “Class of 2017” community.     

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all classes of his/her assigned course during the fall 2013 term (MWF, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Assist instructor to develop and maintain academic interest and enthusiasm
  • Support the instructor in designing and delivering out-of-class learning experiences
  • Be available for student consultation outside of class hours
  • Lead at least three class discussions or exercises on topics approved by the mentor and instructor

To apply, you must be a sophomore, junior or senior with an overall GPA of at least a “B.” You must possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Student mentors must complete mandatory training in social transition and academic tutoring techniques on a weekend during the spring 2013 semester.
Student FYS mentors will receive a $1,050 stipend, an iPad for the fall 2013 semester and all required books for the assigned section. Application materials are due by Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. For information and application form, contact Director of General Education/Going Global First-Year Seminar Amy Sarch, Ph.D., at asarch@su.edu.