The Co-Leader Application Process

Our highest priority is to ensure mutually rewarding relationships between student co-leaders and faculty mentors. The matching process takes into consideration the number of available spots and scheduling issues. The most important consideration is compatibility. 

In order to facilitate the matching process, interested students apply to be a co-leader in the semester before they wish to take the course.

The application process works as follows:

Each semester (around midterms) Seminar faculty are invited to nominate students whom they believe are qualified for the Co-Leader Program. Experienced student co-leaders may also nominate students. Students may nominate themselves by writing to the program coordinator.

Students who decide they would like to be co-leaders submit an online application to the coordinator by the due date specified on the application link (typically during the 9th or 10th week of classes). The application is a 1-page (300 word) essay answering the following prompt:

“What do you think should be the role of a student co-leader in Seminar? Explain your answer by giving an example, drawn from your own experience, of something that went well or that went poorly in a Seminar class.”

Applications should also include your name, major(s) and/or minor(s), year at Saint Mary’s, and a list of previously completed Seminar courses along with your professors’ names. Lastly, please indicate the Seminar(s) you would like to co-lead.

Students will be notified of the status of their applications in two to three weeks.


Ready to Apply?

Applications for Fall 2022 are due by Friday, April 8, 5pm.

Complete this online form.

Questions? Contact:

Rashaan Meneses, Coordinator