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Digital mentors

Digital mentors are charged with representing the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts through digital platforms, graphic design, animation and resource connection. Digital mentors foster connections with off-campus first-year students, transfer students and other design and arts students while also serving as inspirational, creative mentors. They coordinate engaging programs primarily on digital platforms, work with diverse communities including their home academic units to foster creative and artistic development and advocate for the creative student voice. Digital mentors are upper-division Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts undergraduate students who have successfully completed their milestone, portfolio, interview or audition processes.

Core career competencies developed in position: creative thinking and problem solving, professionalism and work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and self-care.

Digital mentor hiring occurs every early spring semester in February. For questions, contact Megan Workmon at Megan.Workmon@asu.edu.

Creative mentors / RASCL

Creative mentors are upper-division Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts undergraduate students who have successfully completed their milestone, portfolio, interview or audition processes. The creative mentors and Residential Student College Leaders (RASCLs) reside within the residential community on the Tempe and downtown campuses where they work intentionally to foster creative programming directly related to design and the arts while also serving as inspirational, creative mentors. They also partner and collaborate with their home academic units, working to build innovative and interdisciplinary communities across the entire arts corridor and within the greater ASU community. They coordinate engaging programs both within the residential community and the Herberger Institute, work with diverse communities to foster artistic development and advocate for the arts student voice. RASCLs are present for students on the downtown campus residing in Taylor Place for Fashion and the popular music majors, creative mentors are present on the Tempe campus in Adelphi for all other Herberger Institute majors.

Core career competencies developed in position: digital and creative technology, professionalism and work ethic, creative thinking and problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and self-care.

Creative mentor hiring occurs in the middle of fall semester. The application deadline is typically in early January. For questions, contact Brett Stachler.

Peer advisors

Peer advisors help the professional advising and reception team by responding to student emails, phone calls, and delivering presentations. Peer advisors help current and prospective students by answering their questions and referring them to appropriate resources. This may include redirecting students to other university offices, helping students navigate websites or university systems, and scheduling appointments for students to meet with their lead academic advisor. For questions, contact Matt Ransom.

Barrett peer mentors

Barrett peer mentors are student leaders who develop programming and foster community based on college affinity. There is one Herberger Institute peer mentor, they will reach out to you in weekly emails and invite you to programming!

Barrett peer mentors hiring occurs every early spring semester in February. For questions, contact Brett Stachler.

Herberger Institute Senators and Undergraduate Student Government

There are four Herberger Institute Senators in total, two who represent the Downtown Campus (Fashion and Popular Music majors) and the Tempe Campus (all other Herberger Institute majors). Senators work closely with Herberger Institute leaders (Director of Student Engagement, Associate Dean for Students, and the Dean’s Council) to enact legislation from Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in the Herberger Institute, and advocate for students based on the student voice. Senators are an extension of USG but work closely with Herberger Institute staff.  


Elections: Herberger Institute Senators do not apply for this role, but nominate themselves and are elected based on the popular vote of Herberger Institute students. USG elections occur in the spring semester - keep an eye on your email and the Undergraduate Student Government website for specific timelines.

Other opportunities

If you’re looking for Herberger Institute or ASU student jobs or for information on graduate assistantships, visit the Herberger Institute's jobs and student employment webpage.

Meet your current leaders

Visit the Student Engagement and Creative Career Services contact page to meet your current student leaders, including your digital mentors, creative mentors and creative career graduate assistants.