Apply to be an SOS Peer Mentor

Thank you for your interest in serving as an SOS Peer Mentor!

Applications for the Fall 2018 Peer Mentor selection process will be accepted beginning in mid-March. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate students who:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Have 24+ earned credit hours (minimally 12 hours earned at UNC Charlotte, preferred) by the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.  
  • Will be enrolled in 9+ credit hours in Fall 2018.
  • Additional information about the SOS program and the Peer Mentor role will be available here on March 1st.

The Peer Mentor position is paid campus employment that will average 7 - 10 hours/week.

Students interested in applying are required to complete an application and participate in an interview. The application will be available online. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an interview and not all candidates interviewed will be offered the position.

Application & selection process timeline for Fall 2018:

April 6:                              Applications due by 5pm.
April 9 - 13:                       Interviews with selected candidates.
April 16:                            References due.
April 20:                            Applicants notified of selection decisions via UNC Charlotte email.
April 27:                            Candidate acceptance/decline and contract due by 5:00pm.
August 15 - 17, 2018:      REQUIRED UCAE/SOS Training, 8:30am – 4:30p each day (training hours are paid)

For questions or more information, please email successful@uncc.edu.

Here are some testimonies from our past and current Peer Mentors!

"What I like best about being an SOS peer mentor is the feeling I get after I have helped a student succeed."

"Before college and becoming an SOS mentor I was not the most outgoing person and was not great at talking to those I had never met before. Being a mentor changes that. Becoming a mentor has given me a stronger ability to converse with people one on one or a group setting in order to create better first impressions and build better relationships."

"I have gained so much knowledge through mentoring. I have learned about all the resources our University has to offer. I have learned how to work with different people and professionals. I have learned to be open and flexible. I've also investigated new learning strategies, and become a better student myself."

"As a student, mentoring is the best job you can have. Helping others stay in school and reach their goals is very rewarding."

"I love being a mentor because I love being able to guide my mentees to an overall happier, more organized, and more successful college experience. My mentors teach me things about life too, it is not just a one-way street when you're a mentor. My favorite thing about being a mentor is seeing improvement in my mentees both academically and personally."

 

Approximate Application Timetable

Employment Start Recruitment Begins Application Due Interview/Hire
Fall Semester October 1st October 31st November/December
Spring Semester March 1st April 6th April/May