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.


Contact Information

UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Breana Buckner
Muntz Hall Room 125