The Transfer Peer Mentor Program provides an opportunity to connect incoming transfer students with current UW transfer students to help them in their transition to the UW. More information about the position description can be found below.
This program will reopen for Mentor applications during the Spring 2020 quarter to be a mentor in Fall 2020.
We are currently accessing our Transfer student positions to meet student needs. We encourage you to look out for other opportunities to get involved in our office as a Transfer student in the spring.
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Why become a Transfer Peer Mentor?
As a mentor, you will enhance your mentee’s academic undergraduate experience through a meaningful relationship that fosters engagement, learning, and support. This relationship aims to embrace diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote opportunities for personal growth and connect with others. You will work towards establishing a relationship with your mentee to help them navigate campus resources, and to define personal and leadership goals.
- Encourage academic success
- Share knowledge and experiences on UW campus resources and opportunities
- Establish personal and professional goals
- Be a reliable and supportive resource
- Attended UW for at least 2 quarters
- Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
- Able to commit for at least one quarter
- Available to check-in and/or meet with your mentee at least 3 times per quarter during weeks 3, 6, and 9
Mentor learning outcomes
- Mentor will provide a general overview of mentor-mentee meeting discussions or check-ins
- Mentor will guide conversations with mentee(s), and discuss challenges and opportunities of their transfer experience
- Mentor will provide tips from their experience on how they navigated key campus resources
- Mentors will identify and describe 3 to 5 academic support services
- Mentor will name and describe their on-campus leadership/engagement experience
- Mentor will encourage mentee(s) to seek and join leadership/engagement opportunities on campus
- Mentor will encourage mentee(s) to identify at least one future academic/career goal
Applications will open in Spring 2020
Why should you become involved?
This opportunity aims to help new transfer students make a successful transition to the UW. As a mentee you will be matched with a transfer student that has attended the UW for at least 2 quarters. This student will have a breadth of experience and knowledge to share with you. You and your mentor will check-in or meet at least 3 times per quarter (during weeks 3, 6, and 9) to discuss experiences and on-campus resources.
How do I find a mentor?
Mentors are paired with mentees through the First Year Programs Office. Once you submit your application we will take care of the matching process!
How were mentors selected?
Mentors have gone through an application process. Only mentors that have completed the requirements have been selected.
What does it mean to be a mentee?
You do not need to have any previous knowledge or skills to be a mentee. You will have the opportunity to meet with your check-in or mentor at least 3 times per quarter (during weeks 3, 6, and 9), and possibly more. Your role is to be responsive to your mentor, ask questions about campus resources and UW experiences, be open minded to exploring opportunities, and build a respectful mentor-mentee relationship that could lead to a friendship.
What do I talk about with my mentor?
Discussions or check-ins between mentors and mentees are informal conversations based on mentor’s experience navigating UW campus resources as a transfer student. Topics could vary from commuting options, where to study, housing tips, to goals after college, etc. These conversations are guided by mentors and you are encouraged to ask questions about information you think would be helpful for your own UW college experience.
What am I going to get out of this experience?
- Mentee will participate in engaging conversations with their mentor, and discuss challenges and opportunities of their transfer experience in their first quarter
- Mentee will learn tips on how to navigate and improve their UW transfer experience
- Mentee will be aware of at least 3 academic support services that have helped their mentor succeed academically Mentee will be encouraged to seek future leadership engagement opportunities on campus that will enhance their personal and professional skills
- Mentee will identify at least one future academic/career goal
Applications are currently closed! They will reopen in Summer 2020
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