Emerging Scholars Academy Seeks Student Mentors

NC State Belltower

Do you enjoy working with college-bound high-school students? Do you support diversity and seek to improve NC State’s campus climate?

The Office of Enrollment Management and Services is hosting its third annual Emerging Scholars Academy this summer and is seeking dedicated NC State students to serve as mentors. The program is a six-day residential summer program at NC State where rising high school juniors will have the following opportunities:

  • experience university campus life;
  • attend classes taught by university professors;
  • discuss cultural identity and concerns for African American students;
  • participate in college preparation activities.

Preferred Experience

The mentor position requires initiative, tact, diplomacy and a strong commitment to service. Successful mentors demonstrate the ability to work well with youth, collaborate creatively and effectively with others and demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to listen carefully and speak persuasively. Preference will be given to applicants with previous work or coursework with youth or education, work with diverse populations, demonstrated leadership and/or a committed volunteer service. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $750.

Mentor Expectations

Mentors will arrive for training the morning of Saturday, June 23, 2018. Program participants arrive Sunday, June 24. The program ends by early evening on Saturday, June 30. Mentors are expected to fully engage with their assigned leadership roles throughout the entire program including:

  • chaperoning program participants;
  • leading and coordinating programs;
  • staying in the residence halls overnight.

Those considered for either position will be asked to provide three references and must pass both a criminal background check as well as a student conduct check prior to final selection.

The deadline to apply is February 12, 2018.

Questions can be directed to Stacy Fair, director, Joyner Visitor Center.