First Year Mentors

We are hiring!

The Center for First Year Experience is accepting applications for two positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Orientation Leader: Orientation Leaders are strictly responsible for leading students through the May/June Orientation Sessions, Welcome Week in August before classes begin, and January Orientation before the Spring Semester begins. Orientation Leaders should be energetic, positive, well spoken, and empathetic toward those making the transition from high school/military/work etc. to higher education.

 First-Year Mentors: Mentors are responsible for holding a dual role (First-Year Mentor & Orientation Leader). In addition to the responsibilities above, mentors are responsible for working with First Time in College (FTIC) students who obtained a 2.70 (Potential Adjustment) High school GPA or lower. The goal is to help these students meet their academic and personal goals while persisting to their second year with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and 27-30 credits completed (depending on Math placement). Mentors will go through an extensive, educational training on how to be an effective peer mentor. 

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please download and fill out the application.
Completed applications (including personal information, goal statement, resume and references) are due to Matthew Mullen (411 Becht Hall) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Applications are accepted in printed form and MUST be complete in order to be considered. (This means that all items on the checklist are complete upon submission.)

Individual Interviews for all potential incoming AND returning Mentors/Orientation Leaders will be held March 19-23; 26-29, 2018. Sign up will be available outside 411 Becht Hall.

Final Selection will be communicated by email by March 30, 2018. All applicants will be cleared judicially and academically prior to employment. Clearances, as required by the University, must be completed as well (information will be provided upon selection). 

Please direct any questions to Matthew Mullen via email at or (814) 393-2261.

Last Updated 3/13/18