As a mentor, you will have a small group of “mentees” (new freshmen) that you will connect with individually and as a small group. This year we hope to have two mentors per group of mentees- allowing for more connection and accountability. The Honors College will have a series of programs planned for the fall for you to invite your mentees to, but it will also be encouraged to set up times to chat and bond with your mentees on your own time. Being a mentor is a great way for an upperclassman to connect with new students and share wisdom and advice that you learned or was passed on to you about being an honors student here at USC (which courses to take, how to balance honors course work with extracurriculars, how to take advantage of honors resources, etc.). This position is also a way to be involved in leadership within the Honors College.
The work for this position will largely be something to schedule at your own convenience, but there will be some expectations that will be laid out for the position to make sure the mentors are being held accountable to connect with their mentees.
- You will be required to attend a training session before you leave for the summer (days and times TBA).
- Mentors will check in with their students via email or text a minimum of once a week for the first three weeks of class, and on a biweekly basis after that time.
- The formal commitment to the program will end after the fall semester concludes, but students are free to continue any relationships that they wish.
- All mentors will be expected to uphold the Carolina Creed and maintain good academic standing within the South Carolina Honors College. Those who violate either term will be asked to step down from their position.
*Note, your academic records will be checked to ensure that you are in good standing each term that you serve as a mentor.
We will be holding group interviews for mentors on a rolling basis in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for an email within 2 business days of your application detailing how to sign up for an interview time!
If you have any follow-up questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline for Early Decision is Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm. This will ensure you to interview prior to the end of the fall semester and a decision by the beginning of winter break. Alternatively, the final deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 15th at 11:59pm. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to allow ample time to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held November 26-December 14th for Early Decision applicants and January 9th-February 1st for Regular Decision applicants. You will hear of your acceptance to the program by the end of February.