Apply to be a Mentor

2018-2019 WISE Mentors

The deadline for the WISE Mentor Application for the 2019-2020 WISE Mentor Position is Friday, January 25th at Midnight.

Application Requirements

  • Application – fill out Google Form Application
  • Mentor Reference Form – Email your mentor the link to the form.
  • Resume – submit via email
  • Reference Form(should be from a professor, TA, RD, high school counselor, high school teacher, employer, etc)
    • The reference form will be emailed to you automatically once you have submitted your Mentor application
    • please no reference forms from family or friends

WISE Resident Mentor Qualifications

  • Interest in engaging with and helping others!
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.7 at time of application
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 at end of spring semester
  • Major in engineering or science field (includes Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Sciences, Natural Resources,Textiles, and the LSFY Program)
  • Will have completed a minimum of 29 credits by the start of the fall semester
  • Complete all WISE requirements in the Fall and Spring semesters!
  • Experience living in a residence hall setting
  • Willing to live in Lee Hall on the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th floors
  • Good judicial standing with Housing & Student Conduct
  • Capable of working independently and in groups
  • Organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of campus resources and services
  • Participate in Housing selection process – Dr. Ashton will move Mentor Suites
  • Able to participate in Mentor Training & WISE Bridge/Wolfpack Welcome Week

WISE Mentor Responsibilities

  • Commit to working a minimum of 7-10 hours per week
    • (the weeks of training/move-in/Bridge/Wolfpack Welcome Week will be longer)
  • Assist with Opening, Summer Bridge Program, & Wolfpack Welcome Week Activities
  • Serve as a role model for the WISE & University Communities
  • Relationship building: one one one and as a Mentee/WISE Community
  • Regular interaction & engagement with Mentees
    • Suite/Room Visits, Meals, Coffee Breaks, Study Nights, etc.
    • One on Ones with Mentees – Twice a semester
  • Help students become familiar with university resources
    • Advise and refer residents to appropriate university resources as the need arises
  • Work with RAs and other staff to build community in the WISE Village
  • Provide social programming for Mentees
  • Help set-up/clean-up the WISE Speakers Series and other events as needed
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Administrative & Other Duties as Assigned

WISE Resident Mentor Benefits

  • Yearly compensation package totaling $1500-1700 (Mentors will be responsible for all room charges)
  • BoardBucks/All Campus Money totaling $150 per semester
  • Guaranteed room assignment in Lee Hall (choose your own roommate)
  • Enhanced academic focus
  • Learn valuable leadership, time management, communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping others

Timeline for Application and Hiring Process

  • Applications available Wednesday, January 9 @ 2:00PM
  • Final application due Monday, January 25 @ 11:59pm
  • Invitation for Interviews will go out mid January
  • Interviews will begin mid to late January
  • Participate in Housing Selection Process – Dr. Ashton will move mentors into Mentor Suites
  • Offer letters will go out late February

In addition to submitting your on-line application, please ask your reference to fill out the Recommendation Form.

  • Your recommendation form should be filled out by a professor, advisor, former high school teacher or guidance counselor, employer or resident advisor who can comment on your leadership potential, your ability to serve as a positive role model (academically and socially) for other students, and your desire to help other students succeed.
  • You are required to get a reference form filled out by your current mentor. Email your mentor the link to the form.

For more information, please contact the WISE Graduate Assistant.