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Become A Seahawk Link

Seahawk Link Consideration

Seahawk Links serve as role models and mentors to these students through interactions in the classroom, by assisting new students with making connections to UNCW, and hosting events for first-year students. As a Seahawk Link, you will:

  • Enhance your communication, planning, public speaking, and facilitation skills
  • Establish positive working relationships with UNCW faculty, staff, first-year students, and fellow Seahawk Links
  • Assist in cultivating a positive classroom environment
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of university resources
  • Learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance your interpersonal relationships
  • Collaborate to solve problems
  • Gain transferable skills that align with your personal and professional goals
  • Serve as a positive role model and peer mentor to first-year students
  • Provide support to incoming first-year students through individualized outreach
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Attend all weekly meetings during the fall semester
  • Attend assigned First-Year Seminar course at least once per week during the fall semester
  • Establish classroom expectations and contributions with assigned First-Year Seminar instructor
  • Assist First-Year Seminar students in fulfilling course event requirements
  • Facilitate the adjustment of new students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic resources, and campus involvement opportunities
  • Assist with the facilitation of first-year student events

To be considered for a Seahawk Link position you must:

  • Be a full-time UNCW student in fall 2024
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Maintain good disciplinary standing by adhering to the Student Code of Life and University Honor Code
  • Be committed to fulfilling all Seahawk Link responsibilities

Important Dates

Throughout the Year, Seahawk Links are required take part in training, meetings and hold and assist with university events. Take a look at our calendar.

  • Seahawk Links Spring Training:  Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.
  • Seahawk Links Fall Training: August 15, 2024
  • First Year Move-In: August 17, 2024
  • Convocation: August 19, 2024
  • Family Weekend: September 27-29, 2024
  • Fall Weekly Meetings: Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm beginning August 29, 2024
  • First Year Signature Events to include:
    • Spring FYrst Friday
    • Spring Into Sophomore Year
    • Fall FYrst Friday
    • FYred Up for Finals

You may have the opportunity to assist with Commencement Exercises in the Spring and Fall semesters.

Benefits & Compensation

Seahawk Links gain significant leadership experiences, develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, and students, learn to effectively facilitate in-class discussions and activities, and improve their communication skills.

New Seahawk Links receive $9/hour for meetings and training, assistance with required events, and attending first-year seminar classes. Seahawk Links will also receive one team shirt and a nametag as the official uniform.

Meet The Links