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FYSP Mentor Position

First-Year Seminar Program Mentors are chosen based on their enthusiasm, attitude, past leadership accomplishments, ethical conduct, and their ability to be a role model. The process begins in the spring each year when the mentor applications are made available in the Center for Student Success to interested students. Applications are completed online and an updated resume is required. The student must also interview with the Center for Student Success staff.

The mission of the First-Year Seminar Program is to give students the tools to thrive at Robert Morris University and prepare them to excel in life.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018 NOW AVAILABLE  
DUE BY FEBRUARY 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
After February 2, 2018 you will receive an email from Lauren Speerhas, FYSP Coordinator to schedule your interview between February 5th-21st, 2018.

To be an FYSP Mentor, you are responsible for the following:
Qualifications:
:: Complete this application and email your resume in PDF format to speerhas@rmu.edu
:: Submit two letters of recommendation to speerhas@rmu.edu (one must be from faculty at RMU)
:: A separate recommendation from your FYSP Mentor is option, but encouraged
:: Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
:: Be in good academic and judicial standing with Robert Morris University
:: Be willing to present weekly to a group of first-year students
:: Must have passed FYSP1000 with a B grade or better (does not apply to transfer students)
:: Must be at least a second-semester student at RMU
:: First time applicants cannot have both the Mentor position and be a first time Community Advisor (CA)

Objectives:
:: Serve as one of the main resources for first-year students during the transition to and through Robert Morris University
:: Encourage the use of the Colonial Guide - College Simplified application
:: Become a role model for all students
:: Co-instruct the FYSP1000 course for first-year students
:: Represent RMU in a positive manner
:: Encourage first-year students to get involved within the RMU community
:: Encourage first-year students to succeed academically
:: Provide first-year students with the opportunity to connect to RMU and each other

Compensation and Benefits:
:: 1-credit ORGL1000 course
   (DO NOT register for this course. The FYSP Coordinator will register you AFTER you have been selected as a Mentor.)
:: College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Mentor certification
:: Stipend based on level of certification
:: Fulfills leadership category for the Student Engagement Transcript (SET)
:: Development of leadership, public speaking, and presentation skills
:: Campus integration and networking opportunities

Questions? Contact Lauren Speerhas in the Center for Student Success at speerhas@rmu.edu or 412-397-6869

New Mentor Application - Click HERE
This form must be completed and resume must be submitted by Friday, February 2, 2018.
REMEMBER: You must email your resume to speerhas@rmu.edu.



 For More Information, Contact:
speerhas@rmu.edu
412-397-6869