2012 APPLICATION PACKET
All application materials must be
The purpose of the Seahawk Link program is to assist the incoming freshman class with their transition to college
during their first semester. Seahawk Links serve as a mentor to these students through interactions in the classroom
and assist new students with making connections to UNCW. Students are chosen based upon their involvement,
interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills.
Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university
Must have established a 2.5 cumulative GPA
Must attend all Seahawk Link Training Sessions:
- Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, 2012, all day
- Friday, August 17, 2012, all day
Must attend ALL weekly Seahawk Link meetings in the fall (Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
Provide support to freshmen through programming and outreach
Attend all spring and fall trainings, weekly meetings, and mandatory events/programs
Attend assigned Freshman Seminar course at least once a week
Coordinate and manage Freshman Seminar event requirements
Establish expectations with assigned Freshman Seminar instructor
Facilitate the adjustment of new students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic
resources, and campus involvement opportunities
Serve as a positive role model and peer mentor
Participate in and promote Synergy, UNCW’s Common Reading Experience
Volunteer during Freshman Move-In: August 18, 2012
Attend and participate in Freshman Convocation: August 20, 2012
Volunteer during UNCWelcome activities
Volunteer during Family Weekend: September 21-23, 2012
Volunteer and participate in the Freshman Day of Service: August 25, 2012
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
1. Must be a full-time student during the fall 2012 semester. Employment will end at the end of the fall 2012 term.
2. Must have established a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
3. Must maintain a good disciplinary standing by adhering to the Student Code of Life and University Honor Code.
4. Must fulfill all Seahawk Link responsibilities including attendance at all mandatory meetings, trainings, and
COMPENSATION PACKAGE: $300 for fall commitment and a Seahawk Link t-shirt
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use your full name as the title of your application.
2012 Seahawk Link Application
PART 1: APPLICATION
(FIRST) (MIDDLE) (LAST) (PREFERENCE)
Student ID: ___________________ Major: ___________________________________
Academic Status (at time of application): ________________________ Hometown: _____________________________
(FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR)
Phone Number: ________________________________ Email: ________________________________________
Seahawk Links have the option of working with three different types of Freshman Seminar classes. Below are
descriptions of each type. Mark the section(s) that you would ACCEPT a position.
□ EDGE: Freshman seminar classes focusing on community service.
□ CORE: Freshman seminar classes that are linked to academic courses or disciplines.
□ Classic: Traditional freshman seminar classes with no specializations.
Please list two references, one of which must be a UNCW faculty or professional staff member. Family members are not
Name Title/Relationship Phone Number
Name Title/Relationship Phone Number
Check the appropriate box. I have read and reviewed all mandatory meetings and trainings.
□ Yes, I am able to attend all mandatory meetings and trainings.
□ No, I will not be able to attend all mandatory meetings and trainings**
**Below, identify the dates you are unable to attend and the explanation for your absence. Explain why you are unable to
attend the mandatory meetings & trainings (specify the dates).
Disciplinary Status and Grade Release
□ I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, good disciplinary standing, and be a returning full-time
student in the fall of 2012, in order to be considered for this position. By checking this box, I authorize the Office
of Transition Programs to verify my grade point average, disciplinary record and contact my references.
PART 2: SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
Answer the questions in a Word document and upload with the application. There is no minimum or maximum length.
1. What does it mean to be a role model and what makes you a good role model?
2. What do you think is most important in helping incoming freshmen make a smooth transition from high school to
3. What is the theme song for your life and why?
4. List the activities you have been involved in since entering college and include your time commitments for the fall
PART 3: INTERVIEW PROCESS
Step 1: Online Interview – After your application has been submitted, you will create an account at
uncw.interviewstream.com using your UNCW email address and password. You will then complete the Seahawk Links
online interview. Please follow the directions on the Seahawk Link On-Line Interview Instructions link on our web site.
The online interview will be available from February 20 – March 9.
Step 2: Group Interview – After your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation email. You will sign up for
your group interview through the link that is included in the confirmation email. The available interview times are
below. All group interviews will be located in Seahawk Crossing Building 3.
Monday, March 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 7 – 10 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 6 – 9 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 1 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Step 3: In-person Individual Interview – After your group interview is over, you will sign up for your individual interview
with the Link Leadership Council. These interviews will be held in Fisher University Union Room 2017C.
Please note: You will not be considered for selection unless each step of the interview process has been completed. Please
contact Emily Schroeder at email@example.com or (910) 962-7505 with questions.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and is an affirmative action employer.
UNCW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.