Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Announcements

Looking for a job? : MESA is currently hiring Tutors and Mentors for the Fall 2022 semester, check it out on Handshake! 
Applications are open! : Want to join MESA? Apply now! Applications are OPEN and will STAY OPEN through November 2022! Click here to apply
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About The Program

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) at Sonoma State University is part of a nationally recognized California academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to students in the School of Science and Technology. The goal of MESA is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who pursue and persist in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related degrees and, ultimately, careers. Throughout their studies, the students in the program receive academic support and personal advising to keep them on track towards their degrees.

MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development. This academic community is what sets MESA apart from other programs, and MESA serves students regardless of citizenship status.

Program Supports & Benefits

Advising

Our dedicated Academic Advisor is available to answer your questions & guide you in the right direction. 

Join us for Weekly Meetings

MESA meetings are gatherings of majors across disciplines to learn, grow, and connect to resources and information. Join us Tuesdays at 5 PM or Thursdays At 12 pm.

Connect with STEM Majors

MESA prides itself on it’s peer mentor program designed to increase persistence among STEM students.

Earn Honors

The MESA Honors program is for students who want to further their academic and professional development. We are now able to offer stipends to students who earn Honors. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

MESA Members who apply for our Research Opportunities can team up with SSU Faculty and get PAID to conduct research. 

Need Supplies? We've got you covered!

MESA members are supported by receiving free school supplies. Please contact us to request study materials. 

Student Employment Opportunities

Did you know you could work for MESA? Each semester, we hire tutors and mentors, find more information on Handshake!

MESA Tutor
APPLY NOW ON HANDSHAKE! 
Jobs #6462866 & #6462951

Department: MESA, School of Science & Technology
Working Title: MESA Tutor (CS/EE/MATH), (CHEM/BIOL/GEOL)
Classification: Instructional Student Assistant
Number of Openings: 10
Pay Rate: $16/hour
Appointment: 20 hours per week.
Expected Dates of Employment: 08/15/22 – 12/16/22
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION

  • Provide academic support to all Sonoma State students for lower-division School of Science & Technology courses.
  • Attend bi-weekly training and check-ins with the other tutors and MESA staff (dates and times TBD).
  • Assist with promotional tasks such as posting flyers and contacting professors.
  • Be available to tutor for at least two monthly MESA Study Halls (Tuesdays 5 PM – 6 PM & Thursdays 12 PM – 1 PM). 
  • Be available to tutor for at least two of our end-of-semester tutoring sessions (evenings the week before finals). 

MESA Mentor
APPLY NOW ON HANDSHAKE! 
Job #6462739

Department: MESA, School of Science & Technology
Working Title: MESA Mentor
Classification: Instructional Student Assistant
Number of Openings: 15
Pay Rate: $16/hour
Appointment: 20 hours per week.
Expected Dates of Employment: 08/15/22 – 12/16/22
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION

  • Mentor a cohort of first-year, second-year, and transfer MESA members. 
  • Host 3 meetings for your cohort each semester.
  • Attend 2 MESA Meetings with your cohort.
  • Present at least 2 STEMbytes (Advising Presentations) each semester.
  • Attend monthly training and check-ins with the other Mentors and MESA staff (dates and times TBD).
  • Assist with promotional tasks such as posting flyers, tabling, and classroom visitations.