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Peer Mentorship

As a first-year student, having a peer mentor can help you adjust and transition to the university environment and to succeed in your introductory engineering and computing studies.

Our CEC Peer Mentorship Program matches freshmen majoring in engineering or computing with upperclassmen, setting them up with a support network from day one!

How does the program work?

Incoming freshmen who have applied for the peer mentorship program are paired with a peer mentor based on their background and interests. Together, they attend a kick-off event near the start of the first semester. Mentees and mentors generally get together at least once a month if not more frequently throughout the academic year. The program follows a purposeful curriculum which is intended to promote a sense of belonging for new students.

Why participate in peer mentorship?

Freshmen who have peer mentors receive help from more experienced, upperclassmen students. The freshman mentee gets advice, support, and knowledge from their mentor, and they can see the life of a current student first-hand. Mentors provide them with advice on instructors, student organizations and professional goals, and can help expand their present and future professional network.

Who are peer mentors?

Our peer mentors are undergraduate engineering and computing students with at least one year of classes completed. Through an application and review process, they have demonstrated a desire and disposition for promoting college student success. Peer mentors receive training and ongoing support from the College of Engineering and Computing.

How do I get involved?

Whether you are an incoming student interested in having a peer mentor or a current student interested in becoming a mentor, visit our Peer Mentorship Resources page to get involved!


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