The Going Global First Year Seminar (FYS) Program needs student mentors!
Interested in becoming a student mentor for the fall 2020 semester? Applications open in January 2020!
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 2020. As such, each mentor acts as a liaison between the student and instructor and helps to build a “Class of 2024” community.
- Must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior with at least an overall GPA of “B”
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent leadership skills
- Mandatory completion of training in social transition and academic tutoring techniques on a
weekend during Spring semester; date TBD.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend all classes of his/her assigned course during the fall 2019 term (MWF 2 – 3)
- 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 class discussions or exercises on topics approved by the mentor and instructor
- Participate in FYS program wide events as your schedule allows, such as Open Houses, tabling for FYS events in the student center, etc.
- student mentors receive a $1050.00 stipend
- student mentors will receive all required books for the assigned section
How to apply?
There are three parts of the application:
- Letters of recommendation (form required and attached) from at least two FACULTY members — electronic — to Jana Mangubat at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A one page letter addressed to the FYS committee explaining why you want to be a student mentor and what qualifies for you for the position.
- Much of what makes a great mentor are aspects of unique personalities that cannot be put into words. Each application must include a ONE MINUTE iMovie that demonstrates what makes you awesome and unique. Be creative.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. ALL materials must be received by January 202, no late applications accepted – applications MUST be complete to be considered. Your letter and iMovie must be emailed to Jana Mangubat at email@example.com. Your iMovie should be shared via your google drive or a you tube link as part of your latter. List of mentors will be announced by Spring break.
Any questions? Please feel free to contact Dr. Amy Sarch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 542-6534.