Student Life & Services

Mentor Program

By becoming a mentor, you create a legacy that has a lasting impact on your mentees, the LIM College community and YOU.

As a Mentor, you will develop your own career possibilities, help other students achieve their potential, and assist in making LIM College reach new heights overall.

In every field the most influential and respected leaders are those who know how to guide and assist others—inspiring leaders who are role-models as well as successes. At LIM College we take special care to nurture such leaders, and becoming a Mentor is a step forward on that path.

If you have considered becoming a Mentor in the past, but not gotten around to it, now is the time. An increasing number of students each semester come to us to launch their industry and academic careers at LIM College. Mentoring them will give you back as much as you give, in leadership, teaching, and collaborative skills. Finally, mentoring is also a great way to build satisfying relationships and have fun.

In support of LIM College's Missions Statement, mentors strive to:

  • Encourage ethical behavior and leadership among all members of the College community
  • Promote diversity among faculty, staff, and students for an enriched educational experience
  • Provide a supportive social environment and a wealth of cultural opportunities that cultivate personal and academic growth

Mentors at LIM College are:

  • Positve role models
  • Groups leads and facilitators
  • Departmental liaisons
  • Peer Counselors
  • Guides/Resources

We are looking for students who are:

  • Approachable
  • Effective communicators
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic about the LIM College Community
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Enrolled as a full-time students

The following Mentor opportunities are available:

Orientation Leaders (OL)

A crucial role of Orientation Leaders is to effectively communicate critical information about LIM College and NYC to incoming students and their families. The OL staff will be trained to answer questions about academic adjustment, student services and campus life. Candidates need to possess a high energy level, a positive attitude and strong commitment to the orientation program and the LIM College Community. Please note that the OL position is a year-long commitment with special emphasis on the Orientation programs in August and January as well as Welcome Week, the Student Leadership Conference, and the Mentor Retreat. There are also opportunities for participation in additional activities throughout the year.

First Year Experience (FYE) Student Mentor

FYE Student Mentors are an invaluable resource to freshman at LIM College. FYE student mentors will attend their assigned First Year Experience Seminar (FYES-100) class each week (approximately 12-13 weeks) and support students as they integrate into the LIM College Community. FYE Student Mentors will assist freshman by answering a wide range of questions about the College, provide appropriate advice, and meet with students individually to discuss the process of adjustment to college. FYE Student Mentors should be available to mentored students in-person, by email, or text message throughout the freshman students’ first year.

Peer Mediator

The Peer Mediator position was created to empower students to take a proactive role in the resolution of conflicts between peers. Peer Mediators will be trained in the basic principles of peer mediation and learn communication and problem solving strategies to help themselves and others defuse conflict. Training will involve role-playing and active learning so that mediators can help student peers identify the underlying causes of the conflicts in which they are engaged and find mutually agreed upon solutions. Peer mediators will teach student peers an alternative set of skills to resolve interpersonal conflict by modeling effective problem solving skills. Examples of conflicts that will be handled include roommate disagreements and minor student disputes. The goal of this position is to help keep minor incidents from escalating over time into more serious incidents. Peer mediators will report to the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services and will be supervised by the Senior Director of Counseling & Wellness Services.

Resident Advisor (RA)

RAs are full-time students at LIM College who act as direct liaisons between the administration and the students who reside in the residence hall. They are trained staff members selected for their high level of maturity, social skills, enthusiasm, and desire to serve the LIM College Community. RAs establish one-on-one relationships with each member of their community and maintain an open door policy that encourages dialogue with students as they adapt to college life. They also serve as a neighborhood resource, mentor, mediator, peer leader, policy enforcer and, most importantly, friend. RAs provide these services through a series of community-building and educational development programs. RAs hold office hours daily from 7:00 – 11:00 pm in addition to being on call from 11:00 pm – 7:00 am for emergency situations on rotation.

Summer Conference Assistant (SCA)

SCAs provide service and assistance to all summer housing residents at the 1760 Residence Hall. It is essential that SCAs perform daily administrative tasks related to managing the halls and must be knowledgeable about and able to implement college policies. SCAs serve as a resource to answer campus and local community inquires. SCA are required to serve 10 office hours per week, which is included in their 20-25 hour work commitment.

Salt Ambassador (SA)

SALTTM is a program that helps give students money skills for life. SALT helps you track and manage student loans, get free financial advice, find scholarships, jobs, and internships, and plenty more. LIM College has partnered with SALT to offers its services free to all students. We need to spread the word about SALT—and we need some insanely awesome students to be SALT Ambassadors at LIM College.

Mentors are dedicated students who possess strong leadership, communication, and team building skills and who take great pride in LIM College! Being a mentor is a great way to become involved, build your resume, and make new friends in the process!

Work Commitments for all Mentor Positions

*Applicants must attend and participate in ALL activity and programs outlined below:

  • Interview Dates: April 7-11 (Choose one date)
  • Group Process: March 28
  • Mentor Training: August 9-15
  • New Student Move In: August 19
  • New Student Orientation: August 20-24
  • Welcome Weeks Events and Activities: August 25-September 5
  • Student Leadership Conference: TBD

The application process for 2014-2015 Mentor’s has concluded.  We wish all of our candidates the best of luck in the interview process.

Confidential Reference

For more information, please email leadership@limcollege.edu

 


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