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The WISER Peer Mentoring Program pairs first or second year WISER students with WISER upperclassmen or graduate students in a similar major or field of study. Mentors/mentees will get to know a student with similar interests and offer support or learn from their experience.
It is a great way to ease the transition to college, help solidify future career and educational goals, and make new friends.
Applications are open at the beginning of the summer for the class starting in the fall. Matches are made and partners notified by mid-September. After a kick-off event for the mentoring pairs, students will attend a meeting with the Associate Director and their mentor/mentee to set goals.
Mentors will also attend a training and information session during this time. Mentoring pairs typically meet once per month during the academic year to get advice, support, discuss classes, majors, career paths, or go to events together. Contact via email, Facebook and phone is encouraged.
There is a social "peer mentor partners" event each semester, with a wrap-up celebration at the end of spring semester.