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Paid mentoring postitions: eVOLve program (Thornton Center)

The Thornton Center is seeking Graduate students or those who have already earned a Master’s Degree with the following characteristics:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Enthusiastic

What is an Academic Mentor?

  • Mentors are assigned to student-athletes during their first semester at the University of Tennessee to help them strengthen necessary skills, including organization, time management, and study strategies.
  • Mentors encourage student-athletes to improve self-responsibility & self-directedness to achieve their goals both in the classroom and in life.
  • Mentors foster student-athletes’ long term academic progress by guiding them in the development of effective communication skills.

Interested in Becoming an Academic Mentor?

  • Check out the Thornton Center website at net
  • Click on ‘PROGRAMS & SERVICES’, and then ‘eVOLve’ program
  • Under ‘Interested in Becoming a Mentor’, select ‘Click here.’
  • Upload the following application materials:
    • Cover letter, Resume, and Transcripts
  • Provide contact information for two professional references

The eVOLve program is mentoring and learning program that assists new student-athletes in strengthening their organization, time management, study skills, test-taking strategies and provides structured academic support.

The pay for this position is $11/hr. and they can apply by using this link:


Zach Taylor
University of Tennessee
Thornton Athletics Student Life Center
Assistant Learning Specialist
1801 Volunteer Blvd.- Knoxville, TN 37996-3101