What is the role of a STEP Mentor?
A STEP Mentor is an upper-class student that serves as an academic coach and role model for students who are participating in STEP. Mentors share their experiences and help STEP students to:
- Learn their way around campus including the library and their Academic College
- Get connected to other students
- Learn about resources available at University Park
- Learn about opportunities to get engaged in the University Park community
Mentors also help with the STEP Connect workshop series and plan programming for their STEP students throughout the summer session.
Mentors can choose to live on-campus in STEP housing. Mentors will receive a single room on the same floor as the STEP students in a renovated residence hall building in South Halls. Mentors can register for up to 4 credits or work up to 10 hours per week in an outside job while they are mentors.
Consider being a mentor!
If this opportunity sounds good to you, make plans to apply for a STEP mentor position for this summer. Applications are accepted in the spring of each year for the summer of that year. So what’s in it for you?
- Approximately $700 in wages
- A single room and meal plan for Summer Session II
- An opportunity to build your resume’
- An opportunity to connect with faculty and staff from across the university
What are the qualifications for being a STEP Mentor?
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Strong computer skills and knowledge of library research techniques
- An interest in collaborative learning and teamwork
- Good conduct standing with the University
How do I apply to be a STEP Mentor?
The application process for STEP Mentors will open during the Spring of 2017. Once the application is available, you will be able to click the link below to apply!(Application will be available Spring 2017)
STEP Mentor Application