Background information:

Success Mentors are current MSU students who are selected because of their leadership potential, enthusiasm, academic record, and desire to help their fellow Bobcats achieve their goals at MSU. Success Mentors work as peer mentors with incoming freshmen, assisting them in making a smooth transition to college life through participation in the Adventures MSU programs. This year, Adventures MSU is August 15-17, 2024 with a mandatory training meeting 10pm - 3pm, on August 12.

Responsibilities of Success Mentors:

  1. Mentors will assist students in making a successful transition to university life and help
    them make progress toward fulfilling their academic and career goals.
  2. Mentors will maintain contact with their assigned students and provide support to students
    as they navigate university life.
  3. Mentors will help their students network with peers, faculty, career professionals, and the
  4. Mentors will refer students to appropriate resources on campus, including SmartyCats
    tutoring, the Office of Student Engagement, Counseling and Psychological Services, student
    success advising, career coaching, and academic advising.
  5. During the fall semester, mentors meet with each of their students individually and in small
    groups, attend CheckPoint classes and periodically check in with their students.

What Success Mentors offer to their students:

  • A positive role model
  • Personalized guidance and mentoring
  • Experience and knowledge about how to be a successful college student
  • Information on campus policies and procedures
  • Information about academic resources, co-curricular activities, and social life at MSU
  • Referrals to important on-campus resources


  1. At the time of applying for the position have at least a 3.0 GPA, be in good academic
    standing, and maintain this status during employment
  2. Be a full-time student at MSU with no active judicial record
  3. Have completed at least two full semesters of college, by start of the program
  4. Have a genuine desire to work with your fellow students
  5. Have the ability to relate to students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities
  6. Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  7. Have the ability and desire to work as a team member
  8. Feel comfortable leading a group of 10-15 students
  9. Have basic understanding of university policies and procedures

Success Mentors must demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respectfulness
  • Maturity
  • Professionalism

Training and Required Activities:

You must be available for the mentor training, as well as the
three-day main event. Mentors will continue to have contact with students throughout the fall semester, with
the potential to continue through the full academic year for required check-in classes and activities
planned by the mentor.  Please note: the August 15-17 workdays will exceed eight hours.


Success Mentors will be compensated with a $465 stipend for working August 15, 16, and 17, as well as the required training on the 12th.  They will be compensated at an hourly rate for the time they spend checking in with their students during the 2024-25 school year.

As a Success Mentor you will:

  • Meet new people. Being a mentor affords you the opportunity to meet new people,
    including key MSU faculty and staff, community leaders, fellow mentors, and your peers.
  • Earn money. Mentors are compensated for their involvement.
  • Learn new skills. Mentors receive training in communication and personal skills, campus
    resources, leadership development, and conflict resolution.
  • Gain experience and enhance your resume. Being a Success Mentor will
    prepare you for future leadership and professional opportunities.

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