How to Apply to be a WISE Mentor
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 – 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.