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Student Mentors

Serving as a mentor for Honors Colloquium is a fun and rewarding opportunity to be an ambassador to prospective UT Austin students. Student mentors serve as resident assistants, act as campus guides, facilitate small group discussions, supervise activities, and provide colloquists perspective on academic and campus life.

In addition to being an excellent leadership opportunity, being a mentor is a great way to meet other campus leaders, attend special lectures with UT’s most distinguished faculty, and learn more about the resources that make UT a first class university. In addition to room and board during the colloquium, mentors also receive compensation.

Qualifications

We seek current UT undergraduates with excellent communication skills, knowledge of campus resources, and group facilitation skills. Due to the intense and interactive nature of the position, candidates must be available for the duration of Honors Colloquium. Additionally, candidates must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university.

Due to the intense and interactive nature of the position, candidates must be available for the duration of Honors Colloquium. Mentors will be required to check in to Jester Center before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, and will work continuously through 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Mentors must remain on site in Jester Center and be on-call throughout the Colloquium unless attending an approved class or performing a Colloquium mentor duty elsewhere on campus. Those who plan to attend summer school must understand that mentors will not be excused for class during the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2:30–7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 24, 1:30 p.m.-midnight
  • Friday, July 25, 4 p.m.-midnight
  • Saturday, July 26, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mentors who wish to be excused during the allowed times must request permission in writing and receive approval from Colloquium staff.

Application Instructions

The student mentor application deadline for the 33rd annual Honors Colloquium was Friday, March 28, 2014

Check back in spring of 2015 for details on how to apply to the 34th annual Honors Colloquium. Applications are typically due in March.