Posted by Sheryn Crater on
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
How would you like an opportunity to make a difference in the educational experience of freshman business students at Seattle University? The Albers School is recruiting business and economics majors, who will be junior or senior standing by fall quarter 2013, to serve as New Student Mentors (NSM's). We are looking for responsible students who have good communication skills, leadership potential, and are interested in advising and mentoring freshman students.
This rewarding and exciting leadership position looks great on your resume! We have several positions available. New Student Mentors currently earn $9.45 per hour and work five hours a week, fall through spring quarters. We do require that NSM's have three quarters of course work completed at SU by the end of spring quarter 2013 and carry a minimum of 3.0 cumulative and 3.0 Business GPA.
If you are interested, please pick up an application and reference form in Pigott 318 starting March 4, 2013 and return it by April 3, 2013. Questions can be directed to Dhorea Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about Taryn Loo's experience as a New Student Mentor. Taryn is a junior Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Being a New Student Mentor means so much more to me than just being a scheduling mentor to freshman and transfer students. It means being open, approachable, friendly, kind, understanding, compassionate, enthusiastic, and professional all at the same time. My experience thus far has been amazing, getting to know all my mentees on a personal level, talking on the phone with them through the stress of registration and trying to make it as smooth as possible, being timely with e-mails, making sure each student knows that he/she has a direction and goal to work towards, and letting them know that their ideas truly matter and that each individual is very important to composing the Albers School of Business and Economics.
Through this experience so far I’ve learned how to better manage my time throughout the day. I thought I possessed good time management skills already, but after having seventeen mentees to take care of, school full-time, and extra curricular activities I’ve learned that time is so precious and it is easy to get flustered when so many things hit you at once. I now live by my planner; it has my whole schedule written out and is my checklist to assure me that I have done everything necessary to prepare for what’s ahead.
It is such an amazing feeling to know that you have helped a student solve a rough problem that almost every student faces. The Albers School of Business and Economics is the only undergraduate school that offers student mentors to their new business students. It is such a helpful process because registration can be so hectic, but having an NSM can help to ease that anxiety. It is also very helpful in making new students feel more at ease talking to peers about their college experience, advisors are so awesome don’t get me wrong, but it’s more of an equal field and a bit of a more comfortable environment talking through a problem or difficulty with someone going through the same experience as you at the same time. Being an NSM has been such a rewarding experience and it truly makes my day meeting with my mentees and personally getting to know them on a deeper level. Friendships are established and communication is open for many years to come! I couldn’t have dreamt of a better college job than being an NSM!