Graduate Student Mentor - ACCESS and TRIO-SSS

Graduate Assistantship


The TRIO SSS (Student Support Services) and ACCESS Scholarship programs provide individualized, supportive, and engaging opportunities for interaction between the graduate mentor and first-year students from low income/first generation backgrounds.

Position Description:

  • Serve as a mentor to 12-14 first year students and meet with each student once a week for 30 minutes (6-7 hours/week).
  • Facilitate weekly group mentoring/Professional Development Opportunities for your students in collaboration with SSS/ACCESS staff (2 hours/week).
  • Participate in bi-weekly trainings throughout the semester in the following areas (mentors will receive mentor certification at the end of the semester following completion of all training sessions – 1.5 hours/biweekly).
  • Meet at least once every two weeks with your students' advisor (1 hour/biweekly).


  • Enrolled in a graduate program at Appalachian. Preference for graduate studies related to education, counseling, or student development
  • Evidence of academic success
  • Desire to get to know and help first year students
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to keep organized records
  • Good communication skills

Graduate Student Mentors earn $15.00 per hour and the time commitment is approximately 10 hours/week.

Possible Positions:
5-7 positions available per academic year

How to apply:
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Review of materials and interviews will occur mid-April 2021.




Contact Name: 
Carole Greene
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021