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Become A PMP Mentor!

Applications to become a 2018 Peer Mentor through PMP are now closed.

Here is the timeline of application and interview for the 2018 Mentor Recruitment Period.

 

Date

 

2/2

Applications are live!

2/9

Applications due

2/11

Interview Notification

2/13

Interview sign up due

2/15-22

Interviews

2/26

Acceptance Notification

TBA

PMP Training

3/18

ODOS Training

 

PEER MENTOR PROGRAM GOALS

  • Provide support and introduce new students to resources and services to help them adjust academically and socially to UVA.
  • Guide students through their acclimation to UVA and their personal identity and cultural journey
  • Provide personal and professional enrichment opportunities for students
  • Build sense of community, connection, and belonging.

Mentor Qualifications

  • Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
  • Good academic and judicial standing with the University
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to empathize and provide academic and personal support to an incoming student
  • Desire and interest in helping new students adjust and feel welcomed to the University
  • Commitment to investing the time necessary to be an effective mentor

MENTOR COMMITMENT & EXPECTATIONS

  1. Attend and actively participate in spring and fall training activities. ODOS Spring training is Sunday, March18th, 9am-5pm. PMP Spring Training is TBD.
  1. Meet one-on-one with your assigned mentees to discuss academic and social adjustment at the university, concerns, and successes as well as provide updates and beneficial information.  Assist mentees with planning academic and personal goals.
  1. Attend the requisite number of socials and programs that are coordinated by the mentoring exec team.
  1. Complete monthly contact forms to provide updates to the mentoring exec team regarding your assigned mentee group’s progress.
  1. Disseminate all pertinent information and announcements from Multicultural Student Services.  Assist in the advertising and dissemination of information for various programs sponsored by Multicultural Student Services.
  1. Participate in an end-of-year assessment

 

Specific Mentor Expectations & Time Commitment

MEMP

Meet with mentee(s) twice per month

Email check-in each week through mid-October

Attendance at MEMP group events once a month

 

MENTEE EXPECTATIONS

  • Maintain regular contact with peer mentor
  • Attend academic, personal development, and social workshops
  • Complete fall and spring evaluations