Western’s EPIC Mentorship program, which was started in 2016 to facilitate incoming student’s transitions to college and boost retention rates, is hiring mentors for the 2023-24 academic year.

EPIC Mentors assist students (both new first-year and transfer) as they transition into Western and provide support during their first two semesters by helping students make connections, explore belonging, find fit, and develop self-advocacy,” says director of student retention and completion Paul Giberson in an email to all students.

Prospective applicants can learn more about the mentorship positions, which pay $15 an hour, have flexible schedules, and do not require state or federal work study, on the organization’s website.

Positions are open to students graduating in May 2024 or later, and will began training in February. Mentorship roles include on-campus work over the summer.

With questions, students can email Paul Giberson at pgiberson@western.edu.

Students can also follow along with the EPIC program on Instagram and Facebook.