UC Blue Ash College

Become a Major Mentor

Benefits of Becoming a Major Mentor

  • Help first-year students discover their major and be a peer mentor sounding board.
  • Assist first-year students be successful their first semester in college helping them to find resources in order for them to meet their academic needs.
  • Earn a $1,000 scholarship for every term that you participate.
  • Serve as a teacher assistant in the first-year experience course for Exploratory Studies students

You will gain valuable skills in:

  • Public Speaking: Major Mentors will conduct in-class activities inside the Student Success Seminar course.
  • Interpersonal Communication: Major Mentors will meet one-to-one with 10-12 mentees three times throughout the semester to work with them through their major exploration.
  • Small Group Facilitation: Major Mentors will meet in small groups with their mentees in and outside the classroom.
  • Problem Solving: Major Mentors will help their mentees problem solve and work through the difficulties of being a first semester college student.

What Does It Take?

Being a Major Mentor comes with certain expectations and responsibilities. Do you have the time and availability?

Time Commitment:

  • Training: Major Mentors will attend a 20 hour-long training during the three weeks before classes start in August.

Semester Commitment:

  • Three hours a week teaching in MLTI 1021, Student Success Seminar
  • One hour a week meeting with the professor with whom you co-teach the course
  • 15-30 hours meeting with your 10-12 mentees from MLTI 1021 outside the classroom

Academic Requirements

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • B grade or better in your first-year experience course
  • Undergraduate student
  • Must have attended UC Blue Ash for at least one semester
    • Students can be in their first semester at UC Blue Ash when they apply for the position.

Resources

Contact Information

UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Breana Buckner
Muntz Hall Room 125
513-745-5753
Breana.Buckner@uc.edu