The mission of the Black Educational Support Team is to increase the retention rate among the University’s African American student body, and serve as a support system to these students. As a team of peer mentors, B.E.S.T. counselors serve as information sources, resource centers, peer counselors, and as liaisons between students and their involvement in other extracurricular activities.
B.E.S.T. offers programs, services, and opportunities to help new African American students make a successful transition from high school to college. It also encourages involvement in extracurricular activities as well as community service projects by acting as a springboard for broader on and off-campus involvement and leadership.
While B.E.S.T. sees its fundamental role as shaping the interpersonal skills of its participants, it also has a strong commitment to ensuring the academic success of its participants. B.E.S.T. promotes academic achievement by introducing students to on-campus academic assistance, facilitating both small and large group study and information sessions, and encouraging better faculty/student relations.
Qualifications for counselors:
• Minimum 2.6/4.0 overall G.P.A.
• At least 2 semesters as a full time student at The University of Georgia
• Great communication, organizational, and leadership skills
• Knowledge of the University and its resources
• A genuine interest in the organization’s purpose
After submitting your application, you will be notified by email about scheduling an interview with the adviser and interview panel. If selected, please reserve the following mandatory dates.
Interviews: Monday, April 21, 2014 and Tuesday April 22, 2014
Counselor’s Retreat: Sunday, April 27, 2014