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Compass Mentor Application

What is a Compass Mentor? 

Compass Mentors work with 3-4 first-year students who identify as first-generation and/or lower-income. A mentor's main objective is to assist their mentees as they navigate Northwestern, seek out resources, and find community. Mentors do this by facilitating one-on-one meetings and social events for mentees and driving dialogue at weekly workshops. Compass Mentors begin supporting their mentee in the Fall through the end of the academic year. 

Compass Mentor Responsibilities 

Important Dates

Characteristics of a successful Compass Mentor



Mentors will be paid hourly at a $16 rate. They will work between 3.5 to 8 hours depending on the week. 


The Compass Mentor Application will open in the Spring. Please check back then to learn more about the application process.