First Year Experience

Become a Leader

Are you a leader? Do you want to get paid, have fun, meet new people and build your resume? If so, the Office of Admissions offers a leadership opportunity that could be perfect for you! We are looking for energetic students to be Transition Mentors. Applications will open on Tuesday, January 17th, and are due on Wednesday, February 1st, at 4:30 p.m.


Transition Mentors serve as a member of the Office of Admissions staff to facilitate and implement transition programs, such as Griffon Orientation, Griffon Edge, and Showcase Days, in order to involve and engage Missouri Western State University students, faculty, staff, and the Saint Joseph community.  Transition Mentors will work with campus departments, businesses, and other organizations to provide an opportunity for new members of the campus community to transition in a safe and positive environment.

STEP 1 – Attend an Informational Session

If you are interested in becoming a Transition Mentor, you must first attend one of our information sessions (required). Applicants must then create a Griffons4Hire account. After your account is created, you will be able to see all of the University job postings, including Transition Mentor positions.

  • Monday, Jan. 23rd | Spratt 109 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24th | Spratt 109 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25th| Spratt 109 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26th | Spratt 109 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 27th | Spratt 109 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 30th | Spratt 109 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31st | Spratt 109 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Transition Mentor applicants must have attended one (1) full semester at Missouri Western State University (minimum 12 credit hours) and be a degree seeking student.
  • Graduate student applicants must have completed at least six graduate credit hours at Missouri Western State University at time of application.
  • Transition Mentors must have at least a minimum of a 2.25 overall cumulative grade point average at the time of application and throughout their time on staff.
  • Transition Mentors must understand and support the goals of the Office of Admissions Transition programs.
  • No student may apply for or hold a Transition Mentor position while on academic or disciplinary probation.
  • Applicants for the Transition Mentor position must submit a completed application online and submit a resume to Griffons4Hire [Job ID 4139]
  • Applicants must schedule an appointment in Eder 101 for a group and individual interview upon submission of their application.
    STEP 2 – Apply

    In order to apply to become a Transition Mentor, you must complete an application (received at the information session you attended or picked up from the front desk in Eder 101) and submit your resume on Griffons4Hire. Once you complete the application and submit your resume, turn in your application to Eder 101 and sign up for an Individual interview and a Group interview.

    1. Attend an information session
    2. Download the Griffons4Hire setup guide 
    3. Create a Griffons4Hire account
      1. Submit a resume to Griffons4Hire; wait for approval
      2. Set up a Griffons4Hire username and password
    4. Complete an online application
    5. Sign up for an Individual interview and Group interview
    Contact the Career Development Center for Griffons4Hire questions – 816.271.4292

    Contact Marissa Steimel for more info: 816.271.4265 |