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Edmon Low Library

First-Generation Mentee

  • Category: First Generation and Peer Mentors
  • Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024
  • Closes:
  • Salary: $10.90/hour
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The OSU Library is seeking incoming first-generation freshmen students to enter its First Generation College Student Employment-Mentor Experience.

The OSU Library First Generation College Student Employment-Mentor Experience was founded in 2017 as a way to connect first-generation college freshmen to the Oklahoma State University community. The program’s goal is to positively impact the lives and empower the success of first-generation college students.

First-Generation Mentees in the program are provided with a student assistant job with the OSU Library. In addition to receiving a student assistant job, First-Generation Mentees will be assigned a student Peer Mentor as well as a Senior Mentor from the Library’s faculty or staff.

Mentees will work 5-10 hours per week and earn $10.90 an hour.

What You'll Do

The OSU Library is one of the largest student employers on campus and offers unique employment opportunities for OSU students. The First-Generation Mentees are provided with the opportunity to learn new and critical skills that help to prepare them for the workforce today. For example, a Library job can teach time management skills, workplace professionalism, exceptional customer service, and organizational loyalty. Library student assistants also have first-hand access to all of the fantastic resources offered by the Library to enhance study skills, research and learning.

Some of the student assistant job assignments may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Various office work
  • Sorting or shelving library materials
  • Checking in/out books, media or study rooms
  • Assisting with patron questions

In addition to your regular job assignments, First-Generation Mentees are required to attend an initial group meet-and-greet with the Senior Mentor, Peer Mentors and Mentees designed to create interaction among the first gen students in the program, so they can begin to make important connections with other students at OSU.

Following the initial meeting, Mentees will attend monthly sessions focusing on professional development, study skills, time management tips, scholarship tips and a variety of other topics provided by Library faculty or staff and other OSU groups.

Required Qualifications

  • Student must be a first-generation college student.
  • Student must be enrolled at OSU

Desired Qualifications

  • Student be an incoming freshman.

Benefits for the Employee

  • Student receives part-time job at the OSU Library
  • Student receives Senior Mentor from OSU Library faculty or staff
  • Student receives a student Peer Mentor.
  • Student will learn time management skills, workplace professionalism, exceptional customer service and organizational loyalty.
  • Student will have first-hand access to all of the fantastic resources offered by the Library to enhance study skills, research and learning.

Benefits for the Library

  • Library gains student workers.
  • Library remains a leader in campus retention efforts.

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Jamie Autry
216 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
P: 405.744.9725

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.