Mentored Employment Program

The Mentored Employment Program provides College of Forestry (CoF) undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with members of the CoF faculty on research, projects, and/or field experiences. These types of experiences enhance students' professional skills, build important mentor/protégé relationships and guidance while assisting faculty with important work.

CoF undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students, from College of Forestry undergraduate majors, are eligible to apply. Priority funding is available for students from diverse, underrepresented or underserved backgrounds that enhance a pluralistic community in the College. Students whose academic status would benefit from a mentorship experience are encouraged to apply.

The Mentored Employment Program provides a limited amount funding to pay student wages/OPE. Mentored employment opportunities are available during fall, winter and spring terms.


What are mentored employment opportunities?

  • A chance for CoF undergraduates to work with a faculty mentor on a project (research, field, teaching or extension experience) that supports the mission of the college
  • True mentorship opportunities for faculty, adjuncts, and possibly even regional forestry/natural resources/forest products professionals to foster teaching and enhance learning experiences for undergraduate students
  • Meaningful experiences that allow students to explore potential career paths and develop professional relationships

Faculty Mentor - What you need to know

Student Protégé - What you need to know

Deadline Information

 2019-20 Academic Year

Fall through spring term funding

Faculty proposal submission deadline:

September 13, 2019

Student applications deadline:

October 14, 2019 

Interviews to be completed and and selected student names submitted to Student Resources & Engagement

October 28, 2019

Work may begin (pending HR approval):

November 11, 2019

MEP funds available for use through spring term:

June 12, 2020

 

Questions about the Mentored Employment Program can be directed to Brooke Harrington in the Student Resources & Engagement Office located in 133 Snell Hall or (541) 737-1593.

Interested in supporting the Mentored Employment Program?

We welcome involvement from the forestry industry, agencies, and community to help support our students' employment and educational goals and we offer the following sponsorship opportunities. If you would like to help support our students in these endeavors please contact the OSU Foundation and reference our Experiential Learning Fund.

Level Amount # of Students Supported
Platinum $30,000+ 15+
Gold $20,000 10
Silver $10,000 5
Bronze $2,000 1

 

Past Sponsors

  • Weyerhaeuser, platinum and silver levels
  • Bureau of Land Management, platinum and gold levels
  • U.S. Forest Service, platinum and silver levels
  • CoF Board of Visitors, platinum level