Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to apply to join the S3P team! As an S3P mentor, you'll mentor incoming first-year students academically and socially, build your leadership skills, and form lasting relationships with your peers and professors.
Mentor Requirements and Expectations
Student Mentors WILL:
- Receive a $6,000 stipend
- Be fully available every day from June 24 - August 2, 2024, including during the evening and on weekends.
- Impact the lives of 16 incoming first-generation and low-income students
- Be assigned as a teaching assistant to one of the S3P Courses: Math, Writing, or Lab Science (Astronomy in Summer 2024)
- Participate in 2 weeks of training from June 24 - July 7 to prepare for academic, residential, and leadership responsibilities
- Work as a team with S3P faculty and staff to build academic, social, and professional programming
- Serve in an RA capacity by living in the residence halls with students throughout the whole program
- Support and comply with a substance-free program (includes alcohol and other drugs)
This is a full-time, live-in position. Mentors cannot hold another paid or unpaid position during the program.
- Open on January 22nd, 2024.
- Close on February 16th, 2024 at 4:00 pm EST.
- Open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors. Graduating seniors may not apply.
- Application Requirements include transcript, resume, short essay questions, and two letters of recommendation. One recommendation must come from a Swarthmore faculty member who is not part of the 2024 S3P Faculty & Staff team.
Subject Area Detail
S3P will hire a total of six Student Mentors for this summer, two each in the areas of Math, Writing, and Lab Science.
- For the Math course, we are seeking Mentors who will have completed Math 15 and Math 25.
- For the Writing course, we are seeking Mentors who have strong writing skills, demonstrated with an applicant's writing sample. Experience as a Writing Associate or SAM is a plus.
- For the Lab Science (Astronomy focus) course, we are seeking Mentors who:
- like to think and talk about science
- are comfortable helping students learn to use software that's new to them
- are comfortable and confident doing algebra and trigonometry and have some familiarity with angular measure
- are comfortable giving students feedback on their writing
- ideally have some astronomy experience (not required)
- ideally have been a TA, Photon, Pirate, or other peer assistant (not required)
- For all positions, we also are looking for students who have experience working as resident assistants (RA), Tri-Co summer resource persons (SRP), student academic mentors (SAM), or peer mentors on or off campus.
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