There are different opportunities to engage with SEAD depending on your interest and availability (regardless of your D-plan)! Read below about the distinctions between each before deciding which one(s) are right for you.
ACADEMIC YEAR (on-campus): EDUCATIONAL ACCESS ADVISING
If you're passionate about sustained engagement with first-generation, low-income (FGLI) high school students, join us as an Educational Access Advisor (EAA)!
- Eligibility: ALL students at Dartmouth who are "on" at least two terms during the academic year
- Total time commitment: 3-4 hours/week, during the 2A/3B time slot.
- When: All throughout the academic year (Fall-Winter-Spring)
Ideal for you if...you have a keen interest in education and teaching; you love interacting with a fun-loving and thoughtful cohort of other students; you are looking for a sustained long-term mentoring opportunity with enormous impact
SUMMER: SUMMER STAFF AND SOPHOMORE MENTORS
SEAD Summer is a live-in educative experience for one week at the end of June that introduces SEAD Scholars to the college experience.
Option 1: Paid Summer Staff
- Eligibility: Freshmen, Juniors, and Seniors
- Total time commitment: Paid $900 (plus room and board) for full-time over 9-days
- When: 1-week in the summer on-campus in Wheeler dorm
Ideal for you if...you are passionate about profoundly impacting the lives of high school scholars who would be the first in their family to go to college; you are not taking classes yourself and can commit to the full week of SEAD summer; are comfortable setting (and maintaining) boundaries and see its value it developing powerful and lasting relationships with high school scholars; love the idea of taking a deep dive into the field educational access alongside a solid cohort of 6-8 of your Dartmouth peers...and want to get paid doing it!
Option 2: Sophomore Summer Mentors
- Eligibility: Sophomores Only
- Total time commitment: 1-hour/day for 4 days (4-6 hours total)
- When: 1-hour each day over the 5 weekdays during SEAD Summer. Mentoring will happen in the evening to accommodate course schedules.
Ideal for you if...you are a sophomore taking classes but the mission of SEAD nonetheless resonates strongly and you want to get involved; you have a knack for writing; you are looking for 1:1 engagement on a short-term basis to dip your toes into the SEAD waters.