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Lead Mentor, Honors Mentor and Photo Mentor Applications

Did you have a good time during orientation? Help next year's incoming students have that same great experience. Become a Mentor!

 

Honors Lead Mentor (Deadline to apply is February 3rd, 2017)

 

Have you been a Mentor assigned to a group two or more times and want to help lead the pre-orientation program? Consider applying to be a Lead Mentor!

 

In addition to assisting with an assigned group(s), a Lead Mentor will:

  • Participate in the selection process for Mentors.
  • Attend and help facilitate an informational meeting on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 pm in Gosnell 1300.
  • Co-facilitate a training session on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 in Orange Hall.
  • Consult on the schedule and planning of events.
  • Assist with the training session on August 18th.
  • Help with move-in, parent session and program welcome.
  • Participate with assigned group(s) at Camp Arrowhead.
  • Help organize Scavenger Hunt and BBQ.
  • Assist office staff and mentors as needed throughout the program.
  • Problem solve with mentors in dealing with conflicts or challenging situations.
  • Be a role model for all students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Establish a close relationship with our students.
  • Communicate regularly with your students throughout the weekend.
  • Encourage exploration of new ideas.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.

 

In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each Lead Mentor a stipend of $300.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus from Thursday, August 17th until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals from Friday, August 18th, to Tuesday, August 22nd.

 

 

Honors Mentor (Deadline to apply is February 10th, 2017) 

As an Honors Mentor, you will be expected to:

  • Attend an informational meeting on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 pm in Gosnell 1300.
  • Attend a training session on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 in Orange Hall (email Kerrie Bondi about any conflicts).
  • Attend a training session on Friday, August 18th.
  • On Saturday, August 19th, from 9am to 9pm, assist with Honors freshmen move in and program welcome.
  • Co-facilitate group activities during the retreat at Camp Arrowhead on Sunday, August 20th.
  • On Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd, assist with all program events including the BBQ, RITz, Scavenger Hunt, College meeting with Advocate(s) and Program Overview.
  • Be a role model for new students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Establish a close relationship with our students.
  • Communicate regularly with your students throughout the weekend.
  • Encourage exploration of new ideas.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.


In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each new Honors Mentor a stipend of $150 and returning Mentors $225.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus from Thursday, August 17th until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals from Friday, August 18th, to Tuesday, August 22nd.

 

Honors Photo Mentor (Deadline to apply is February 10th, 2017)

If you enjoy photography and capturing those special moments, consider becoming a Photo Mentor and help the incoming freshmen record their first experiences at college!


As a Photo Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend an informational meeting on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 pm in Gosnell 1300.
  • Attend the spring training session on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 in Orange Hall and take pictures of mentors during training.
  • Attend a training session on Friday, August 18th, participate as well as take pictures.
  • On Saturday, August 19th, from 9am to 9pm, take pictures of Honors freshmen move in and program welcome.
  • Participate in group activities and take pictures during the retreat at Camp Arrowhead on Sunday, August 20th.
  • On Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd, assist with all program events including the BBQ, RITz, Scavenger Hunt, College meeting with Advocate(s) and Program Overview. Take pictures at all events and take individual pictures for the web site at the RITz.
  • Prepare a slide show of the program for the Brick City event in October.
  • Download pictures for office staff to use on Facebook and in brochures.
  • Be a role model for new students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.


In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each new Photo Mentor a stipend of $150 and a returning Photo Mentor $225.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus from Thursday, August 17th until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals from Friday, August 18th, to Tuesday, August 22nd.
  • Provide a camera, if necessary.

 

Applications for Lead Mentors are due by February 3rd, 2017.

Applications for Honors Mentors and Honors Photo Mentors are due by February 10th, 2017.

If you have questions or would like to talk about any potential conflicts, please email Kerrie Bondi at kerrie.bondi@rit.edu. 

 

To apply, go to the Mentor Application Page (found in the User Tools section).  Click Submit Mentor Application to begin your application!