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?
- Training: Major Mentors will attend a 20 hour-long training during the three weeks before classes start in August.
- 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
- 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.
UC Blue Ash Advising Center
Muntz Hall Room 125