Information Sessions

Attending an information session will give you more information about the responsibilities of being a Seahawk Link. You will also gain valuable information about the application process.

    • Monday, February 16,
      6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Tuesday, February 24
      6 - 7 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Thursday, February 26
      8 - 9 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Wednesday, March 4
      5 - 6 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room

Application & Interview Process

There are two parts to the Seahawk Link Application: the online application and the online interview. Both must be submitted by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for a position.

Step 1: Online Application

The Seahawk Link Online Application will be available in February 2015.

    • Submit the online application by Monday, March 16 at
      11:59 p.m.
    • Returning Seahawk Links should submit the online application by Sunday,
      March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 2: Individual Interview

Selected applicants will have an individual interview with the Link Leadership Council and the Assistant Director. These interviews will be held in Fisher University Union, room 2017.

    • Individual Interviews will be held from March 16 - 26, 2015

Step 3: Group Interview

Selected applicants will receive an email containing information about the Group Interview session on March 30. This e-mail will include a link to sign up for a group interview.

Group Interview sessions will
be held:

    • Monday, March 30
      5 - 9:30 p.m.
      Warwick Center Ballroom

Family and Alumni Weekend 2013

What is a Seahawk Link?

Seahawk Links are UNCW students who assist incoming freshmen with the transition into college during their first semester. Seahawk Links serve as a mentor to these students through interactions in the classroom and assist new students with making connections to UNCW. Students are chosen based upon their involvement, interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills.

Qualifications

  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless this is your first term at UNCW)
  • Must attend all the 2015 Seahawk Link Training Sessions
    • Spring Retreat: April 10 - 12, Friday evening - Sunday morning
    • Instructor Meet & Greet: Friday, April 24, time TBA
    • Fall Training: Friday, August 14, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Must attend ALL weekly Seahawk Link meetings in the fall:
    Thursdays from 5 - 6 p.m.

Seahawk Link Learning Outcomes

Link Leadership Council Members Will:

  • foster positive relationships with each other and the Seahawk Links
  • demonstrate and enhance their critical thinking skills
  • learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • establish a positive environment for the Seahawk Links that is conducive to their personal growth
  • learn program and event coordination and evaluation
  • develop strong leadership skills

Seahawk Links will:

  • serve as a role model for UNCW students
  • enhance communication, public speaking and facilitation skills
  • establish a positive working relationships with UNCW faculty, freshmen and fellow Seahawk Links
  • contribute to a positive classroom environment by working with UNCW faculty
  • demonstrate their knowledge of university resources and their ability to refer others to university resources
  • learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • demonstrate collaborative problem solving skills
  • identify transferable skills that align with personal and professional goals

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to freshmen through programming and outreach
  • Attend all spring and fall trainings, weekly meetings, and mandatory events/programs
  • Attend assigned First-Year Seminar course at least once a week
  • Coordinate and manage First-Year Seminar event requirements
  • Establish expectations with assigned First-Year Seminar instructor
  • Facilitate the adjustment of new students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic resources, and campus involvement opportunities
  • Serve as a positive role model and peer mentor
  • Participate in and promote Synergy, UNCW’s Common Reading Experience
  • Volunteer during Move-In
  • Attend and participate in Convocation
  • Volunteer with UNCWelcome activities
  • Assist with Family & Alumni Weekend

Terms of Employment

  • Must be a full-time student during the fall 2015 semester. Employment will end at the end of the fall 2015 term.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA.
  • Must maintain a good disciplinary standing by adhering to the Student Code of Life and University Honor Code.
  • Must fulfill all Seahawk Link responsibilities including attendance at all mandatory meetings, trainings, and events.

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