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Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) administered through the FAO is to build social, cultural and academic communities for UNM-Valencia students to promote the improvement of academic success, persistence and successful graduation of students participating in the program. The role of a Peer Mentor (PM) is to provide support, encouragement, and information to incoming students as they learn to navigate the educational system. Each PM will have the opportunity to guide up to six students. The PM will serve as reliable resource to help guide mentees through the important first year at UNM-Valencia.

 

Mentee Benefits

  • Cultivate personal connections to campus
  •  Increase motivation to achieve academic success
  •  Gain knowledge to navigate the university system
  •  Acquire financial literacy knowledge and tools
  •  Cultivate personal resources
  •  Learn college readiness soft skills, i.e. self-motivation, self-discipline and goal setting
  •  Lesson the stress associated with college attendance
  •  Opportunity to qualify for a scholarship

Mentee Required Participation

  • Attend two workshops provided by the mentor program
  • Attend two mentor/mentee mingle events per year
  • Complete an end of semester survey available on the Peer Mentor Program website.

Mentee Application

Mentor Benefits

  •  Develop leadership, advocacy and coaching skills
  •  Foster personal connections to campus
  •  Provide positive role model for incoming students
  •  Acquire professional/community service experience for resume
  •  Opportunity to qualify for a scholarship

Mentor Required Participation

  • Attend two workshops provided by the mentor program.
  • Attend two mentor/mentee mingle events per year.
  • Communicate with mentee a minimum of 5 times per semester. Communication can be either through email, phone or in person. Communication efforts must be logged using the online survey link on the Peer Mentor Program website.
  • Complete an end of semester survey available on the Peer Mentor Program website.

Mentor Application

Peer Mentoring Program Scholarship

We would like to offer program participates the opportunity to earn a scholarship during their time in the program.

Requirements:

  • Be a registered student at UNM Valencia (mentee must be admitted to a UNM-Valencia certificate or degree program)
  • Attend mandatory orientation
  • Attend mentoring workshops throughout the semester
  • Meet regularly with mentor or mentee
  • Submit application by semester deadline (applications available in November 2017)