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Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

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STARS First Year Mentees   

Interested in joining the STARS Mentorship Program? You must be an incoming first-year student who identifies as a first-generation college student and/or a student of color. Stay tuned, applications open April 2021! 

STARS Interns 

The STARS Intern plays an essential role in creating a mentorship experience that connects program participants to resources, support, and community that aids in their success at Loyola. Working closely with the Assistant Director, the STARS Intern’s primary role is providing guidance, support, and supervision to the STARS peer mentors. In addition, their leadership asks of them to facilitate weekly meetings, serve as the lead in executing STARS events and programs, and provide critical feedback that supports the mission and values of the STARS program. Two interns are hired for each academic year.  

STARS Peer Mentors 

STARS Peer Mentors serve to support, encourage and assist first-year mentees in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Through one-on-one and group meetings, peer mentors will be a knowledgeable guide for new students, a thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources and ultimately a role model and success advocate.  In addition, peer mentors play a critical role in supporting the program planning, development and execution of numerous STARS signature gatherings and events throughout the academic year. 16 mentors are hired for each academic year. 

 

APPLY TO BE AN SDMA LEADER AS A STARS INTERN OR MENTOR FOR 2021-2022!  

Apply via the SDMA jobs portal on Handshake using your Loyola credentials. See job responsibilities, eligibility criteria, expectations and timeline outlined in Handshake that is unique to each position. To be considered, you must submit the online application, submit a resume and provide a letter of recommendation. Applications are due Wednesday, March 3, 2021 by 11pm cst 

For questions, please email Eva Long at elong1@luc.edu.