ISSP offers undergraduate students an opportunity to support our program initiatives through the following positions:

  • Global Leader
  • Global Mentor

Why should you work with us?

  • Personal Development: You will interact with people from all over the world, learn a lot about yourself as you help others, and learn about other cultures and experiences.
  • Professional Development: You will have the chance to develop leadership, intercultural communication, and professional skills while gaining valuable experience from working in orientation to put on your resume.
  • Invaluable Peer Engagement: You will play a large part in helping new students begin their careers as UCSC Slugs.
  • Exciting Events and Day Trips: You will have the opportunity to plan events for international students and participate in local trips exploring California

Become a Global Leader

Global Leaders (GLs) serve an integral role in the successful transition of incoming international students starting with International Student Orientation and supporting international student programming throughout the year. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated student leaders with strong interpersonal skills and a genuine desire to help new international students.

Job Overview

During International Student Orientation, GLs will assist in developing and leading activities and programs to foster community building amongst new students. They assist in the setup and teardown of orientation-related events, provide staffing needs, and maintain active communication with their students throughout the duration of orientation.

After International Student Orientation, GLs continue to work for us by assisting in program planning and implementation from social events to intercultural workshops. This position provides an opportunity for students to engage with people from different backgrounds and develop important life skills.

Global Leaders serve in a part-time, on-campus position and are paid $16/hr.

Watch a student-produced Global Leader video to learn more about the position.

Recruitment for 2024-2025

Applicants must be current undergraduate students (international or domestic) with a graduation date no earlier than Spring 2025. Please complete the following to be considered for the position:

Application deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024.

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Become a Global Mentor

Global Mentors (GMs) are student leaders that serve an integral role in the successful transition of incoming international students, during the first two quarters of the academic year. Mentors provide cultural and social mentorship for new students.

Global Mentor Responsibilities
  • Mentor a group of new international students
  • Conduct weekly check-ins with mentees and organize online/in-person events to foster connections including meet-ups, study groups, dinners, etc.
  • Coordinate programs open to the entire Global Mentorship Program Community
  • Actively participate in quarterly program-wide events (e.g., Welcome Event)
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and training throughout the summer and academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Recruitment for 2024-2025

Applications for the Global Mentor positions are open! Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2024

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Last modified: Jun 27, 2024