The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has two mentoring programs for students at different points in their academic careers: First Year Mentors (SEASSPAN) and SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors.
SEAS Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN)
The School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) is a student leadership organization comprised of approximately 30 carefully selected mentors who help incoming first year students transition to SEAS. The mentors come from various backgrounds and have unique interests that help to complement the diversity of the freshman class. They act as liaisons to the SEAS administration, are part of the SEAS Summer Orientation program, help to coordinate the New Student Getaway, and support the integration of the new students into the SEAS community. Additionally, the mentors assist new students moving into their residence halls, help answer questions about SEAS, plan engaging programs throughout the year, and introduce new students to the GW campus.
SEASSPAN Executive Board
The SEASSPAN executive board for the 2019-2020 academic year is:
- President: Camille Daszynski
- Vice President: Pat Cody
- Secretary: Gareth Norris
- Events Coordinator: Katie Goldrick
SEASSPAN is governed through its constitution, which outlines the purpose, mission, and protocols for the organization. A copy of the constitution is available online.
SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors
The SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors program is a student leadership opportunity for rising juniors and seniors that supports the development of the SEAS community through participation in admissions events, community outreach activities, special programming, and peer mentoring within their respective major. The Ambassadors are representatives of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and their respective departments as well as a variety of special populations such as transfer students, international students, and student athletes. Throughout their time serving as an ambassador, students gain invaluable leadership experience, communication skills, public speaking, and mentoring skills.
Ambassadors Leadership Team
The Ambassadors leadership team for the 2019-2020 academic year is:
- President: Emma Gleysteen
- Vice President: Sutton Howell
Become a SEASSPAN Mentor
SEASSPAN is a peer mentor group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who help integrate incoming first year students to GW and SEAS through coordinating the New Student Getaway, assisting with the New Student Orientation program, and providing programming throughout the year to build community. They also represent SEAS during recruitment and admissions events.
Each year SEASSPAN recruits, selects, and trains new peer mentors for the upcoming year. The recruitment process begins late in the fall semester and includes an application and an interview.
Please view the eligibility requirements for SEASSPAN to apply to be a SEASSPAN mentor and click here to begin the application. To preview the required short answer application questions, refer to SEASSPAN Short Answer Application Questions. (Note that once you begin the application, you will not be able to save your progress. We recommend that you write your responses in a Word document prior to opening up the survey so that you do not lose your progress).
If you have any questions about SEASSPAN, please email the SEASSPAN Executive Board at [email protected].
Become a SEAS Undergraduate Ambassador
The SEAS Undergraduate Ambassadors are juniors and seniors who provide major-specific mentoring to sophomores as well as internal and external transfer students. The Ambassadors plan and execute programming throughout the year to support these student populations while serving as department liaisons for their majors. Additionally, they support and promote SEAS during recruitment and admissions events.
Each year the Undergraduate Ambassadors recruit, select, and train new ambassadors for the upcoming year. The recruitment process begins late in the fall semester and includes an application and an interview.
Please view the eligibility requirements for Ambassadors to apply to be an Ambassador. If you would like to apply to be an Ambassador please fill out this application. To preview the required short answer application questions, refer to SEAS Ambassadors Short Answer Application Questions. (Note that once you begin the application, you will not be able to save your progress. We recommend that you write your responses in a Word document prior to opening up the survey so that you do not lose your progress.)
If you have any questions, please email the SEAS Undergraduate Student Services and Advising Office at [email protected].
If you have any questions about either peer mentor program, please contact [email protected].