What's a Success Mentor?

Success Mentors are placed in a First-Year Seminar course to serve as the class Student Mentor for the full 16 week semester. They help students develop into independent learners by helping New Shockers develop time management/study skills, introduce them to campus life, and connect students with campus resources.

Success Mentors will:

  • Engage with First-Year Seminar Instructors and help lead ice breakers, discussions, and workshops
  • Serve as a role model to New Shockers throughout their first semester at WSU through hosting study hours, 1:1 meetings, and attending campus events and other activities 
  • Work as part of the First-Year Programs Team to help New Shockers transition to WSU

Applications for 2025-2026 Success Mentor Team will open March 4th.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications                 

  • Current undergraduate student and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  • Completion of at least 12 credit hours at Wichita State University.
  • Have an interest in helping students transition to Shocker Nation.
  • Positive academic and conduct standing with the university.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to provide guidance, support and motivation for others in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Ability to attend and successfully complete all training and commitments 
  • 2.75 GPA or higher

Other Information:

  • Salary will be $11.00 per hour
Benefits

Benefits of being a Success Mentor:

  • Hourly Compensation for trainings, class time, study hall hours, and attending campus events
  • Free Shocker Swag (T-Shirt, Name tag, Student Success Merch)
  • Network and connect with faculty, staff, and administration from Wichita State.
  • Great first leadership role opportunity 
  • Very flexible on campus job - can fit with other roles on campus
Time Commitment

Time Commitment:

  • Attend Spring Success Mentor Team Welcome: (April, 2 hours)
  • Attend Fall Welcome Retreat (August, TBA, 8 hours)
  • Assist with SHOCKFEST (August 16th-18th)
  • Attend assigned weekly First-Year Seminar class (2 hours/Week)
  • Attend Monthly Success Mentor Team Meeting (1 hour)
Apply Here!

Application Process:

  • Please complete the Success Mentor Application Form by clicking HERE
  • Applications are open March 4th - March 24th 
  • Interview Invitations will be sent out on a rolling basis
  • Interviews will occur March 26th-March 28th
  • Offers will be extended April 1st-April 5th 

 

Contact Us

Questions?

Contact Assistant Director of First-Year Programs, Eiran Saucedo-Rodarte (eiran.saucedo-rodarte@wichita.edu)

2023-2024 Success Mentors

Aakash Dahanukar

Aakash Dahanukar

Major: Industrial Engineering
First Year Seminar: World Cultures in Popular Media

Alex Troth

Alex Troth

Major: Industrial Engineering
First Year Seminar: World Food and Foodways

Andrew Hart

Andrew Hart

Major: Biomedical Engineering
First Year Seminar:
Get Involved: The Power of Collective Behavior

Garima Dhakal

Garima Dhakal

Major: Aerospace Engineering
First Year Seminar: Community and Cultural Connections

Jonathan Stanger (No Image Available)

Jonathan Stanger

Major: Media Arts: Game Design
First Year Seminar:
Exploring WSU in Your Photos and Words

Jose Ruiz

Jose Ruiz

Major: Industrial Engineering
First Year Seminar:
Law

Kassidy Adams

Kassidy Adams

Major: Chemistry
First Year Seminar:
Cross Cultural Communication

Magaly Benitez-Castillo

Magaly Benitez-Castillo

Major: Biological Sciences
First Year Seminar:
Leadership & Self-Discovery

Makenna Roths

Makenna Roths

Major: Geology & Honors Baccalaureate
First Year Seminar: Critical Reasoning About Weird Things

Marco Villela

Marco Villela

Major: Criminal Justice
First Year Seminar:
Leadership & Self-Discovery

Marie-Astrid Rogers Cidosa

Marie Cidosa

Major: Aerospace Engineering
First Year Seminar:
This is Us, Who are You? Family in Modern America

McKinzie McWilliam

McKinzie McWilliam

Major: Elementary Education
First Year Seminar:
Superheroes go to School

Meaghan Roths

Meaghan Roths

Major: Graphic Design & Marketing
First Year Seminar:
Criminalistic Methods: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do?

Safari Marema

Safari Marema

Major: Aerospace Engineering
First Year Seminar:
Critical Reasoning About Weird Things

Tako Nyapadi

Tako Nyapadi

Major: Computer Science
First Year Seminar: Medical Laboratory Scientists: Healthcare Detectives