ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Mentors

                 

Peer Mentors

The purpose of the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program is to increase the retention of engineering students while increasing the potential for their academic success. The ConocoPhillips Bridge program is targeting student performance by providing tutoring for math classes while providing opportunities to learn more about studying skills, time management and other academic support services. Peer mentoring opportunities will be offered to help the freshman cope with the demands of college life.

Qualifications

  1. Enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours) in the Whitacre College of Engineering.
  2. Classification as sophomore or junior (a minimum of 30 earned credit hours at the time of application); if senior then expected graduation date must be at least one year or more from application date.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or greater for two Texas Tech consecutive semesters.
  4. Must not be a member of the marching band during 2014 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.
  5. Must not be a Community Assistant for Residence Life during the 2014 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.
  6. Must not be involved with a fraternity or sorority during the 2014 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.
  7. Must be available to take the leadership and mentoring training class during the 2014 spring semester.
  8. Must be available during the 2014 fall semester to mentor ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program students.

Application Information

Completed Application Must Include

  1. Complete the Application Form and bring it to Suite 102 (Engineering Opportunities Center) in the Engineering Center.
  2. Contact information for two Recommendation Forms - one required from an engineering faculty member. Your references will be contacted via email to submit their recommendations.
  3. Application must be submitted to Suite 102 in the Engineering Center by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

Selection Process

30 minute interviews will be conducted:

  • Wednesday, April 9
  • Thursday, April 10
  • Friday, April 11
  • Monday, April 14
  • Tuesday, April 15
  • Wednesday, April 16

Interview times will be posted for sign up after submission of applications.

Training Class

A mandatory Leadership and Mentoring training class will be conducted from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in Conference Room 104 in the Livermore Center.  Meals will be provided and full attendance is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Peer mentors work with a group of incoming freshmen during the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program. They will maintain contact with these students during the fall semester to make sure that they are becoming academically successful. The Peer mentors help to shape the future of the Whitacre College of Engineering. You must be completely available to work for the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program for the second summer session. You can attend summer school but you must be available at least 4 hours per day or 25 hours per week for five weeks. The fall semester will require 60 hours of mentoring the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program students for an average of 4 hours per week.

Benefits

Peer mentors will receive $9.00/hour for a maximum of 39 hours for the work completed during the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Mentor Training Course (August 13-15) and the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program (August 18-22).

During the school year, mentors will be paid $9.00/hour up to 20 hours per week to tutor and mentor the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program participants.

Please stop by the Engineering Opportunities Center in Suite 102 of the Engineering Center to speak or email John Rivera at john.rivera@ttu.edu if you have any questions. Please visit www.coe.ttu.edu/bridge for more details on the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.