Thornton Center looking for Academic Mentors


Dear Gradaute Students,

before you consider the opportunity advertised below, keep in mind that if you already have an Assistantship with a one-half (50%) time appointment (i.e., 20 hours per week), the department does not support requests for additional, on-goining pay. Thus you would not receive the neccessary approval from the Dean of the Graduate School to take the position advertised below (see more details see the KRSS Graduate Handbook).

If you do not have an assistantship or have a one- fourth (25%) time appointment (i.e., 10 hours per week), you may consider this opportunity:

The Thornton Center is seeking graduate students or those who have already earned a Master’s degree with the following characteristics:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Enthusiastic

What is an Academic Mentor?

  • Mentors are assigned to student-athletes during their first semester at the University of Tennessee to help them develop various skills, including organization, time management, communication, and study strategies.
  • Mentors encourage student-athletes to improve self-responsibility, self-directedness, and other necessary skills to achieve their goals both in the classroom and in life.
  • Mentors foster student-athletes’ long term academic progress by guiding them in the development of effective study and communication skills.

Interested in Becoming an Academic Mentor?

  • Check out the Thornton Center website at http://thorntoncenter.net/programs-services-3/evolve/.
  • Under ‘Interested in Becoming a Mentor’, select ‘Click here.’
  • Be prepared to submit the following application materials:
    • Cover letter, Resume, and Transcripts
    • Contact information for two professional references
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