WHO CAN BE A MENTOR?
All domestic and international students, undergraduate or graduate are encouraged to apply. Student peer mentors must be:
- enrolled at the UM for at least one year
- registered full-time
- be in good academic standing
- have completed the mandatory training for mentors
WHY BE A PEER MENTOR?
Being a peer mentor is a great way to enhance your leadership, communication, and cross-cultural skills. Mentors help new students adjust to life in Winnipeg and at UM, and learn about their mentee's culture and country of origin. Being involved in the program is also a great way to get involved on campus, and meet other members of the UM community.
Mentors will meet and communicate virtually with their mentees for 15 hours over the course of an entire academic term (approximately January - April 2022).
Through the Welcome Mentors program, a peer mentor will provide support for common tasks, create a safe and open environment that encourages mentees to discuss their concerns and ask questions, make referrals to student services on campus if needed, and create a supportive environment for their mentee during their transition to the UM. Mentors will also be asked to provide feedback to the Program Coordinator about their experience.
Upon successful completion of the program, peer mentors may be eligible to receive recognition on their Co-Curricular Record.