Bridge Scholar Mentor

Bridge Scholars Program Mentor Overview

Successful Bridge Scholars Mentor applicants:

  • A passion for supporting incoming first-year students to Rensselaer;
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher preferred;
  • A letter grade of A in either Calculus I, Physics I, Computer Science I (or AP equivalent);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, maturity, academic excellence and resourcefulness;
  • Deep knowledge of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute including the academic support systems, registration processes and policies, and how to navigate academic departments;
  • Prior experience in a peer advising role such as a Math Mentor, Physics Mentor, Resident Assistant, Learning Assistant, Orientation Advisor, women’s mentor or tutor is preferred, but not required.

Mentor Commitment:

  • Move onto campus no later than 12:00pm (noon) July 5
  • Training: Monday, July 5 – July 9
  • Residential program: Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 24.
    • Reside on campus, every night until the conclusion on the Residential Program on July 23.
    • Work with Bridge professional faculty and staff during academic classes, transitional workshops, evening study hours, and weekend activities.
  • On-line course daily support: Monday, July 26 – Friday, August 20 nightly log-on for 5 days per week to the start of the fall semester and stay in contact with faculty.

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Welcome new students and families at check-in.
  • Respond to needs and concerns as they arise.
  • Participate in discussions for students and parents.
  • Responsible for effective, efficient, administrative office functions.
  • Be available to answer questions and give support.
  • Work with Bridge professional faculty and staff during academic classes, transitional workshops, evening study hours, and weekend activities.

 

Mentor Compensation:

  • Housing and meals during the residential program
  • $3,000.00 stipend
  • Bridge branded materials, backpacks, planners, etc.

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