Applications to become a RISE mentor can be found in Handshake. For more information, view the job description PDF.

If you need assistance creating a Handshake account, please contact the Career Services Center at (414) 288-7423.

RISE Mentor Program

Students who are selected to be mentors for RISE are called upon to serve as peer educators throughout their time at Marquette. We strive to develop leaders who are committed to their roles because they understand the impact of helping other students of color on the Marquette campus. In modeling leadership, they contribute to a broader objective that aims to help students who may not otherwise persist, succeed and thrive at Marquette. The mentor position is a paid position.

Expectations of RISE mentors include participating in on-going training and reflection to help them become more aware of themselves as leaders and to better serve the needs of the students they mentor. Some topics included in training and reflection include the following:

RISE mentors are also invited to attend and coordinate educational and social gatherings with the students in their RISE cohort. Examples of these group programs have included the following:

  • Attending a Marquette basketball game
  • Study hall sessions with dinner
  • Study abroad information session
  • Financial planning for the future
  • Interview workshop

The application and selection of RISE mentors occurs in the spring semester. Application requirements are available on Handshake.

Qualifications to be a Mentor

  • Be a full-time undergraduate Marquette University student at the time of submitting their application and during the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of their selection and pre-orientation.
  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the spring semester.
  • Have at least sophomore standing with a minimum of 24 total credits.
  • Be able to live on campus during the pre-orientation program days including the training the day prior to the program in August.

If you have questions about becoming a mentor, please contact Clara Dwyer, Assistant Director in the Center for Engagement and Inclusion.