Fall 2019 Cornerstone Mentor Application

Cornerstone is a program intended to provide community, support, and a social foundation to students who are continuing to explore how to find their footing in their first-semester at Georgetown. New students who participate in Cornerstone will be matched with a peer mentor and a small group of other new students for a weekly dinner to build community, talk about challenges and successes of college, and work together to set goals and find a solid footing at Georgetown.

Cornerstone Peer Mentors are facilitators leading and mentoring first-year and transfer students throughout their Cornerstone experience. Peer Mentors will support students in reflecting and discussing their Georgetown experience with a peer group. Peer Mentors will also encourage new students through identifying their own individual future goals, challenges, and action steps in a small-group setting. The goal is that through the support of a Peer Mentor, new students will have the support, skills, and resources to find their foundation within a social community context.

Fall 2019 Cornerstone weekly dinners will start on the week of October 14 and end the week of December, 2019.

Peer Mentor responsibilities include:
--Hosting a weekly dinner for their assigned group of mentees (dinner paid for by the Cornerstone Initiative). This includes set-up, clean-up, and meal management
--Facilitating conversations on topics related to college transition and life at Georgetown, especially in the context of building community and finding a social foundation on campus
--Monitoring the growth of new students in their group
--Participating in four training sessions before Cornerstone begins and weekly team meetings throughout the program

To be a peer mentor, applicants must:
--Have completed at least 2 full semesters at Georgetown University
--Be available for a 30-minute interview
--Hold Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for four trainings from September 19 - October 10
--Have investment and passion for facilitating conversation and guiding first-year and transfer students
--Be available for a weekly 30-minute mentor team meeting (Thursdays at 5 pm)
--Be available for weekly dinner with their mentee group
--Demonstrate an ability to be organized, approachable, and timely
--Be in good standing with academics and conduct at Georgetown University

Please complete the application questions below. You will receive an email confirmation of your interview time from a member of the Cornerstone staff. Please also submit your resume to cornerstone@georgetown.edu.

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