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UCI Summer Session offers current UCI undergraduate students the opportunity to develop leadership and mentorship skills through a formal Leadership Development Program. Program participants are known as Mentors. Through this hands-on experience, Mentors develop programmatic events, provide feedback on the interests and needs of current students, create a warm and engaging environment, and work alongside Summer Session Staff Leads to enhance the experiences of students in our summer programs. Read the remainder of this page for more information about program highlights, training, and expectations. We hope to work with you in our 2018 Leadership Development Program!

2017-2018 Important Dates

Important Item Date
Leadership Development Program Info Booths
Ask questions about the Leadership Development Program and meet program staff and past participants.
September 25, 2017
Anteater Involvement Fair, Aldrich Park

October 24 & 25, 2017
Ring Road near Starbucks at the Student Center
Application Deadline October 29, 2017
Group Interviews*
*applicants will sign up for a group interview on their Application
November 1 – 17, 2017
Applicants notified about application status December 4 – 15, 2017
Program Kickoff Event: “Spread Your Wings!” January 27, 2018
REQUIRED weekly meetings, 1.5 hour each January thru May* 2018
Every Wednesday, 4pm-5:30pm

*No meetings during finals weeks and spring break. See the “How to Apply” section for info on time commitment
Celebrate UCI event April 2018
Date/Time TBA
Summer Kickoff Event: Dinner & Mentor Presentations June 2018
Date/Time TBA
Summer Session Programs in Progress
The Summer Session program participants (your “mentees”!) arrive to UCI in June and all of your training and mentor preparation will be put into action!
June 23 – September 14, 2018
Closing Event & Presentation of Certificates of Completion September 5, 2018

Program Highlights

Successful Mentors...

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program signed by the Associate Dean of UCI Summer Session
  • Receive complimentary training and certification in CPR & First Aid conducted by American Red Cross.
  • Act as liaison to all program participants, excite summer students about joining the UCI community, and create a warm, welcoming, and friendly energy at all program events. Mentors have the opportunity to supplement their experience by becoming Marketing Liaisons, who plan campus-wide summer events! Learn more in the “Training Overview” under the How to Apply section.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: October 29, 2017

Are you a returning Mentor? If you would like to apply for a Lead Mentor position, please send an email to to receive important information. Do not fill out the application on this page.


  1. PLEASE READ the Training Overview
  2. PLEASE READ the Required Time Commitment
  3. Prepare your resume (you may wish to visit the Career Center for guidance).
  4. Take a simple headshot photo of yourself; instructions are provided on the application.
  5. Apply to be a mentor in the 2018 Summer Session Leadership Development Program*

*By submitting an application, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the information in the Training Overview and the Required Time Commitment documents above.

Questions? Email or visit the Summer Session Student Life & Leadership Office located in Summer Session Building A, room 101 (building #231 on the campus map).

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