Apply to be a Mentor

2019-20 WISE Mentors with Mr. Wuf at WWW
The WISE Mentor Application form will open on January 15th at 9 AM.
The deadline for the WISE Mentor Application for the 2020-21 WISE Mentor Position is Friday, January 31st at Midnight.

Application Requirements

  • Must attend a WISE Mentor Info Session to be considered for the position! All info sessions will be held in the WISE Conference room unless otherwise posted. Info sessions will take place on the following dates and times:
    • January 15 @ 2pm
    • January 16 @ 9am
    • January 17 @ 12pm
    • January 21 @ 6pm
    • January 22 @ 2pm
    • January 23 @ 9am
    • January 24 @ 12pm
    • February 4 @ 6pm
    • February 5 @ 4pm
    • February 7 @ 4pm
    • February 11 @ 6pm
    • February 12 @ 6pm

WISE 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
  • 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-on-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 – Once 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 within the WISE Village
  • Provide social programming for Mentees (once a month)
  • Help plan and facilitate at least one WISE Wednesday per year
  • Help set-up/clean-up the WISE Speakers Series and other events as needed
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Administrative & Other Duties as Assigned

WISE 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 15 @ 9am
  • Final application due Sunday, February 16 @ 11:59pm
  • Invitation for Interviews will go out middle of February
  • Interviews will be held from middle of February through first week of March
  • Participate in Housing Selection Process
  • Offer letters will go out by end of March
  • You are required to get a reference form filled out by your current mentor. Email your mentor the link to the form: They must have this form completed no later than February 23.

For more information, please contact the WISE Graduate Assistant.