Orientation Team Mentors
Orientation Team Mentors assist new students with the transition into university life. They not only lead orientations, they also organize Comet Camp, Success Camp and fall programming such as Road Warriors and the Emerging Leader Program.
Why Should I Become an Orientation Team Mentor?
- Hold a high profile leadership position at UT Dallas
- Mentor new students and help them become connected to the University
- Represent UT Dallas to new students, their families and the campus community
- Develop skills that help you become a better leader and student
- Work as a team to connect with a group
- Have a lot of fun!
- Apply and participate in Orientation Team Mentor selection interviews.
- Enroll in and successfully complete the three-hour spring training class BIS 3390: Orientation Team Theory and Practice.
- Be willing to actively participate in all dates for training, retreats, workshops, conferences, orientations and Comet Camp. A list of mandatory dates for Orientation Team Mentors is provided during the selection process.
- Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
- Maintain full-time student status.
- Be eligible to work on campus.
- Must have completed at least nine semester hours at UT Dallas by the end of the fall semester in which you are applying and 18 semester credit hours by the end of the spring semester.
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be willing to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
- Have an enthusiastic, positive, team-oriented attitude about UT Dallas and the orientation process.
- Understand that an Orientation Team Mentor cannot also be a Peer Advisor or Multicultural Peer Advocate during the calendar year in which they are an Orientation Team Mentor.
Orientation Team Mentors receive a $1,200 stipend beginning in September, after completion of orientation and Comet Camp duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Represent and promote UT Dallas to new students, their families and the entire campus community.
- Assist with all new student program sponsored events. Help design, plan and implement new student orientations, Comet Camp, UT Dallas Success Camp, the Emerging Leader Program and Road Warriors events.
- Serve as a role model for UT Dallas students, provide peer academic advising, assist students with academic success and personal and social issues and refer students to appropriate offices and resources on campus as needed.
- Hold office hours during the spring and fall semesters.
- Spend time with the new students assigned to your small groups and encourage the students to attend campus programs and events.
We will be accepting applications for Orientation Team Mentors in the fall semester.