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LM 2015-16

Position Overview & Expectations

Leadership Mentors (LMs) are a team of dedicated and passionate student leaders who support leadership development at Gettysburg College through providing resources, programs, and other opportunities for the College community. 

The position is for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  LMs will be expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and work an average of ten (10) office hours per week.  LMs are required to attend weekly team meetings as well as biweekly one-on-one meetings with professional staff.  LMs must also be available to participate in monthly training sessions, including two retreats in August and January.  LMs will be paid at the standard student employee rate ($7.25/hour). The ideal applicant will be able to give this position the highest priority among their co-curricular activities.

Leadership Mentor Job Description

  • Act as project lead for 2 - 3 GLC programs, while also providing support for team initiatives.
  • Design and facilitate workshops targeted to help student clubs and organizations achieve leadership related goals.
  • Provide support and resources for students and student groups interested in leadership development.
  • Utilize advertising and outreach to promote GLC values, programs, and various campus opportunities.
  • Attend weekly team meetings and bi-weekly meetings with the professional staff.

Qualities of a Leadership Mentor

  • An interest in personal leadership development
  • An optimistic and personable attitude
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • A desire to learn about and engage in group facilitation
  • Openness to change and an adventurous spirit
  • Time and organization management skills
  • A passion for and commitment to learning
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism while serving as a role model.

2015-2016 Leadership Mentor Team

Katie Bovard

Katie Bovard '17 is from Sykesville, MD. She is a Globalization Studies major with an International Business focus and a Spanish minor. Katie became interested with the GLC in the spring of 2014 through her participation in the Emerging Leaders Retreat. She is now a project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat, the 5th Anniversary Celebration, and the Marketing and Communications team. On campus, Katie is a member of Colleges Against Cancer, and she plays on the Gettysburg Club Lacrosse team. She plans to study abroad this spring in Madrid, Spain.


Sydney Braat

Sydney Braat '18 is from Westhampton Beach, New York. She is an English major with a writing concentration. On campus, Sydney is involved with the Communications and Marketing department, The Mercury, and the Admissions Office as a tour guide. Sydney participated in numerous GLC programs throughout her first year at Gettysburg College, including the Leadership Certificate and the Ascent trip. In her first year serving as a Leadership Mentor, Sydney is a project lead for the Leadership Certificate and the Communications and Marketing team.


Maddie Brown

Maddie Brown '17 is from Canandaigua, NY. She is a Political Science and International Affairs dual major. Maddie hopes to be working for the United States Foreign Service within 5 years. Apart from her work with the GLC, she is a member of the Gettysburg Women’s Soccer team, the International Affairs Association, and Model United Nations. Additionally, Maddie represents the college in her roles as a campus tour guide and student ambassador. She is also a member of the newly-founded Gettysburg Power-lifting team. Maddie became interested in the GLC through her involvement in the Leadership Certificate program and her experience with the Leadership Institute. Maddie plans to study abroad this spring in Geneva, Switzerland.


Meredith Cox

Meredith Cox '17 is from Abington, PA. She is a Health Sciences and Public Policy dual major. On campus, Meredith is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and an employee at the CUB information desk. She spends her free time being active and playing on the Women’s Club Lacrosse team. Meredith also participates in the Pre-Health Professions Club, and she is a Health and Wellness columnist for the Gettysburgian. Meredith will be spending the fall semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon her return to campus in the spring, Meredith will serve as a project lead for Leadership Mentor recruitment as well as the Marketing and Communications team.


Matt Capobianco

Matt Capobianco '17 is from Middletown, MD. He is an Organization and Management Studies and Sociology dual major. Along with his involvement as a Leadership Mentor, Matt is an active member of the Gettysburg College Wrestling team and a brother of Gettysburg’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, where he serves as the chapter’s Recorder. In his first year as a Leadership Mentor, Matt is serving as the project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat and the Emerging Leaders Retreat. He plans on attending graduate school while pursuing career opportunities upon graduation. 


Danielle Cupp

Danielle Cupp '16 is from Fairfield, CT. She is a Globalization Studies and Economics dual major with a Music minor. Danielle is joining the GLC team her senior year as project lead of the Leadership Institute, the Marketing and Communications Team, and the Ascent trip. Outside of the GLC, Danielle is a tour guide and participates in the DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship. This past spring, Danielle studied abroad in Jaipur, India, where she participated in a program that focused on social change and developed a love of samosas, dosas, and idlis. She hopes to work for a non-profit or in corporate social responsibility after graduation.


Monae Evans

Brooke Gutschick '17  is from Potomac, MD. She is an Organization and Management Studies major with an Educational Studies minor. Brooke is the Secretary of Student Senate, and she serves as her Class President. In addition, she tutors high school students and works as an office assistant for the softball coach. In the future, Brooke plans to attend graduate school to attain a Masters of Education, and work at her high school as a coach and teacher. At the GLC, she serves as a project lead for the Leadership Certificate and the Emerging Leaders Retreat.


Morgan Patullo

Kate Helmstetter '18  is from Chatham, NJ. She is a Psychology major and a Dean’s Honor List student. She is a Student Senator, and is the Class of 2018’s Sophomore Class Treasurer. Kate also acts as a student representative to the faculty Academic Programs and Policies Committee, and serves as the secretary for the Civil War Club. Last year, Kate participated in the GLC’s first Ascent trip. In her first year as a Leadership Mentor, Kate is serving as project lead for the Ascent program, the GLC’s 5th Anniversary Celebration, Marketing and Communications, and Leadership Mentor Recruitment.


Maggie Laurino

Maggie Laurino '16 is from Wantagh, NY. She is an Environmental Studies major and a Lincoln Scholar. She has minors in Political Science and Italian Studies, and a concentration on sustainability and development. Outside of the GLC, Maggie is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the Panhellenic Council Judicial Board. In addition, she is the Communications Ambassador for the Senior Class Gift Committee, and she actively participates in Concert Choir. In her second and final year as a Leadership Mentor, Maggie is serving as project lead for the Emerging Leaders Retreat, Student Organization Consulting, and the GLC’s 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Meg Royer

Andrew Slater '16 

 is from Cross River, NY. He is an Economics major with minors in Business and Environmental Studies. On campus, Andrew is involved with Admissions, where he works as a tour guide. Andrew is also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. During the fall of his junior year, Andrew spent a semester abroad in Brisbane, Australia. During his first year as a Leadership Mentor, Andrew is serving as a project lead for the Garthwait Leadership Summit and the Emerging Leaders Retreat.


Brent Slotoroff

Brent Slotoroff '16 is from Longport, NJ. He is an Organization and Management Studies major with a Business minor. Brent is a Dean’s List student as well as a Siegfried Fellow with the Center for Career Development. He is an active member of the Men’s Basketball team, a Staff Writer for The Gettysburgian ,the Treasurer of Alpha Tau Omega, and  a member of Pi Lambda Sigma. Alongside Maggie, Brent served as the project lead on the inaugural Garthwait Leadership Ascent Program in 2014. This year, Brent is a project lead for the Alumni Mentor Retreat, Student Organization Consulting, and Leadership Mentor Recruitment.

Application Process

Prospective applicants should complete the following process:

 1. Complete a registration form as soon as possible to confirm your interest and await further instruction via email from current staff.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email, or stop by the GLC Office in Plank 103 to speak with us in person.

 2. Submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation via email to the Garthwait Leadership Center: by Friday, February 13th at 10 p.m.

 3. If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to address the following questions at that time:

  1. Why you are interested in this position?

  2. What experiences have you had that you believe have contributed to your leadership ability and your understanding of leadership?  Describe the primary lessons you have learned from these experiences.

  3. What do you believe your leadership style, strengths, and weaknesses are?

  4. Have you ever been part of a successful or unsuccessful team?  What role did you play on the team in its success, or what could have been improved on?

If you have any questions feel free to contact leadership mentors Jesse DeMartino (demaje01) Meredith Cox (coxme01) Morgan Patullo (patumo01).

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