Information Sessions

Attending an information session will give you more information about the responsibilities of being a Seahawk Link. You will also gain valuable information about the application process.

    • Monday, February 16,
      6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Tuesday, February 24
      6 - 7 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Thursday, February 26
      8 - 9 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room
    • Wednesday, March 4
      5 - 6 p.m.
      Wrightsville Beach Room

Application & Interview Process

There are two parts to the Seahawk Link Application: the online application and the online interview. Both must be submitted by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for a position.

Step 1: Online Application

The Seahawk Link Online Application will be available in February 2015.

    • Submit the online application by Monday, March 16 at
      11:59 p.m.
    • Returning Seahawk Links should submit the online application by Sunday,
      March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 2: Individual Interview

Selected applicants will have an individual interview with the Link Leadership Council and the Assistant Director. These interviews will be held in Fisher University Union, room 2017.

    • Individual Interviews will be held from March 16 - 26, 2015

Step 3: Group Interview

Selected applicants will receive an email containing information about the Group Interview session on March 30. This e-mail will include a link to sign up for a group interview.

Group Interview sessions will
be held:

    • Monday, March 30
      5 - 9:30 p.m.
      Warwick Center Ballroom

Family and Alumni Weekend 2013

What is a Seahawk Link?

Seahawk Links are UNCW students who assist incoming freshmen with the transition into college during their first semester. Seahawk Links serve as a mentor to these students through interactions in the classroom and assist new students with making connections to UNCW. Students are chosen based upon their involvement, interpersonal, academic, and leadership skills.


  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA (unless this is your first term at UNCW)
  • Must attend all the 2015 Seahawk Link Training Sessions
    • Spring Retreat: April 10 - 12, Friday evening - Sunday morning
    • Instructor Meet & Greet: Friday, April 24, time TBA
    • Fall Training: Friday, August 14, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Must attend ALL weekly Seahawk Link meetings in the fall:
    Thursdays from 5 - 6 p.m.

Seahawk Link Learning Outcomes

Link Leadership Council Members Will:

  • foster positive relationships with each other and the Seahawk Links
  • demonstrate and enhance their critical thinking skills
  • learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • establish a positive environment for the Seahawk Links that is conducive to their personal growth
  • learn program and event coordination and evaluation
  • develop strong leadership skills

Seahawk Links will:

  • serve as a role model for UNCW students
  • enhance communication, public speaking and facilitation skills
  • establish a positive working relationships with UNCW faculty, freshmen and fellow Seahawk Links
  • contribute to a positive classroom environment by working with UNCW faculty
  • demonstrate their knowledge of university resources and their ability to refer others to university resources
  • learn about various personal leadership styles and how these can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • demonstrate collaborative problem solving skills
  • identify transferable skills that align with personal and professional goals


  • Provide support to freshmen through programming and outreach
  • Attend all spring and fall trainings, weekly meetings, and mandatory events/programs
  • Attend assigned First-Year Seminar course at least once a week
  • Coordinate and manage First-Year Seminar event requirements
  • Establish expectations with assigned First-Year Seminar instructor
  • Facilitate the adjustment of new students to UNCW through the introduction of campus services, academic resources, and campus involvement opportunities
  • Serve as a positive role model and peer mentor
  • Participate in and promote Synergy, UNCW’s Common Reading Experience
  • Volunteer during Move-In
  • Attend and participate in Convocation
  • Volunteer with UNCWelcome activities
  • Assist with Family & Alumni Weekend

Terms of Employment

  • Must be a full-time student during the fall 2015 semester. Employment will end at the end of the fall 2015 term.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA.
  • Must maintain a good disciplinary standing by adhering to the Student Code of Life and University Honor Code.
  • Must fulfill all Seahawk Link responsibilities including attendance at all mandatory meetings, trainings, and events.

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