Instructor Mentorship Program


Campus Recreation takes on GVSU students who have little or no experience teaching that are looking for help in the process of obtaining a professional certification and want to gain skills as an instructor.  

Aspiring instructors/students are paired up with more experienced instructors who help them develop their skills as they slowly take on more and more teaching responsibility over the course of a semester.


  • Enrolled as GVSU student
  • Freshman, Sophomore or Junior standing and/or minimally 2 semesters remaining at GVSU
  • Must plan to obtain a nationally recognized certification or have a certification with no teaching experience


  1. Submit a resume and letter explaining your professional goals via email to Tess Swastek at
  2. Applicants will be contacted if they are granted an interview.
  3. A select few students will be chosen each semester. The number will vary based on the number of skilled mentor instructors available.
  4. Sign-on as a mentee and agree to expectations of the development program.
  5. Upon completion of program, complete a demo class as part of the hiring/selection process to become an instructor for Campus Recreation.

Page last modified September 17, 2018