Office for Summer Session accepting applications for summer 2018 LEAP mentors

October 02, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office for Summer Session is now accepting applications for summer 2018 LEAP mentor positions. LEAP mentors are an integral piece of the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP), a summer transition program for incoming first-year students.

The transition to Penn State can be overwhelming. LEAP mentors help ease that transition for first-year students and help them get started in a small, supportive environment. They serve as role models and connect students to resources and opportunities in the Penn State and State College communities. It is a rewarding position for students looking to gain leadership experience and those looking to help incoming Penn State students acclimate to the University.

To apply to be a LEAP mentor, you must attend an information session. Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 5: 4:30 p.m., 104 Thomas Building
  • Monday, Oct. 16: 6:30 p.m., 103 Thomas Building
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: 6 p.m., 201 Thomas Building
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28: 5 p.m., 104 Thomas Building
  • Monday, Dec. 4: 7 p.m., 104 Thomas Building

To apply, visit (job #74611; keyword “LEAP”). The deadline to apply is Dec. 8. For more information, visit or email

The Office for Summer Session is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated October 02, 2017