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First Year Programs

Mentor Description & Application

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.  

Mentor roles/commitments

  • Encourage academic success
  • Share knowledge and experiences on UW campus resources and opportunities
  • Establish personal and professional goals
  • Be a reliable and supportive resource

Mentor requirements

  • 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