Apply to be a Mentor

How to Apply to be a WISE Mentor

2016-2017 WISE Mentors


Applications for the WISE Mentor Position for the 2018-2019 academic  year will open in January 2018!

The WISE Mentor Application is now closed for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Application Requirements:

  • Application – fill out Google Form Application
  • Mentor Recommendation Form – Email your mentor the link to the form.
  • Resume – submit via email
  • Recommendation Letter
    • should be from a professor, TA, RD, high school counselor, teacher, employer, etc
    • please no letters from family or friends
    • Recommendation letters should be emailed directly to Dr. Ashton

WISE Resident Mentor Qualifications

  • Interest in 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, and Textiles)
  • Will have completed a minimum of 29 credits by Fall 2017
  • 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
  • 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 Mentors as needed

WISE Resident Mentor Responsibilities

  • Assist with Opening, Summer Bridge Program, & Wolfpack Welcome Week Activities
  • Serve as a role model
  • Available for formal and informal interaction with students in the program
  • Help students become familiar with university resources, advise and refer residents to appropriate university resources as the need arises
  • Provide programming for Mentees
  • Check-in on mentees on a regular basis
  • Help facilitate the WISE Speakers Series and other events as needed
  • Work with RAs and other staff to build community in the WISE Village
  • Commit to working a minimum of 7 hours per week (the weeks of training/move-in/Wolfpack Welcome Week will be longer)
  • Attend periodic meetings with the WISE staff and Residence Life staff

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

  • Final application due in January.
  • Invitation for Interviews will go out late January
  • Interviews will begin late January
  • Participate in Housing Selection Process – Dr. Ashton will move mentors as needed.
  • Offer letters will go out late February

In addition to submitting your on-line application, please also send one letter of recommendation to the WISE Associate Director, Dr. Ashton, by e-mail at

  • Your recommendation should be from a professor, advisor, 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 Associate Director.