Interested in Being a Science Mentor?

Attention All College of Sciences Students

The College of Sciences Student Success Center is looking for applicants for our science peer mentorship program.

Science Mentors (SMs) are student leaders who work for the COS SSC. They strive to help students discover their science identity by bringing awareness to resources on-campus and establishing a connection towards their major. Become a Science Mentor today!

Application Timeline

Oct 31-Nov 4

Applications open on Handshake
must be completed by 11:55 pm

Oct 27-Nov 3

Info Sessions
Oct 27: 12-1 pm, BSB 2.03.10
Nov 1: 6-7 pm, BSB 2.03.10
Nov 2: 12-1 pm, Zoom session through RowdyLink
Nov 3: 4-5 pm, Zoom session through RowdyLink

Nov 10-16


Nov 21

Position offers emailed

Nov 23

Deadline to accept position

Be sure to follow the COS SSC on Instagram (@cos.success) to stay up to date with all the COS events and upcoming application deadlines.


Ways Science Mentors Can Be Useful for College of Science Students

  • Expand your network and meet with other College of Sciences students.
  • Share professional development opportunities.
  • Help grow your identity as a scientist.
  • Connect you with resources to promote academic success.

Science Mentor Employment FAQs

You can access the link to apply via Handshake. Don’t forget the deadline is by 11:55pm on Friday, November 4. We invite you to attend an info session to learn more about the position. This info can help you if you advance to the interview process!

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at UTSA
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior at UTSA
  • Must be enrolled as a College of Sciences student
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Two semesters completed at UTSA
  • Clear a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous on-campus work experience in a student helping role
  • Involvement in a College of Sciences student organization
  • Involvement in College of Sciences research

Approximately 45 mentees per Science Mentor; however, this may fluctuate given the number of students we serve.

We host a variety of events on topics such as professional development, career preparation, social/networking, wellness, and academics. The COS SSC also collaborates with campus resources, corporate partners, and student organizations as well for event offerings.

Science Mentors work a minimum of 15 hours and cannot exceed 19 hours per week.

Science Mentors make $13 an hour; Lead Science Mentors make $14 an hour.