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Mentors

2018-2019 FYE Mentor Selection

FYE Mentors are selected by the 2018-2019 FYE seminar instructors during Block 6 in Spring 2018. In order to apply to become a mentor, you should take the following steps:

  1. Review the FYE Mentor Position Description and Terms of Appointment so that you understand the nature of the position and commitment required by the position
  2. Review the list of 2018-2019 FYE seminars
  3. Write a brief email to the faculty member(s) of the course for which you would like to mentor. In that email, please include a short explanation of why you would like to become a mentor, including any particular skills, talents, or strengths you would bring to the position. Please note that each faculty member will approach the selection process differently. Some may gather emails for review while others may want to meet with you. If a faculty member does not return your email, please feel free to check your status with the FYE program. 
  4. During Block 7, you will be notified of your status (selected or alternate). 

Timeline

  • Feb 19: Mentor selection process opens
  • Feb 19 - Mar 14: Interested students contact FYE faculty to express their interest
  • Mar 16: FYE faculty members notify the FYE program of their choices
  • Mar 26 - Apr 18: FYE program contacts all students notifying them of their status and collects Mentor Terms of Appointment

Requirements

  • Agree to the FYE Mentor Terms of Appointment
  • Attend and participate in FYE mentor training (see Terms of Appointment for details)
  • Be on campus during Blocks 1 & 2 (5 & 6 for Winter Start mentors) and willing to work closely and intensely with first year students during this period
  • Be available (either electronically or in-person) during the pre-advisement period in Block 7
  • Serve as positive role model and point of contact for first year students throughout the duration of the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Remain in good academic and conduct standing throughout duration of appointment
  • Maintain minimum GPA of 2.75 or above

Benefits

  • Stipend of $700 for Fall Start Mentors and $400 Winter Start Mentors. Team Leaders receive an additional $500 (if interested, contact Gwen Nuss, FYE Mentor Program Coordinator, for details)
  • Develop leadership and mentorship skills
  • Leave a significant impact on incoming CC students
  • Develop a unique relationship with FYE faculty instructor