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WiSTEM Support Squad Peer Mentoring supports 500+ first-year students transitioning from high school into the University with a network of peer mentors and opportunities to connect with each other, peers, University resources, staff, faculty, and STEM role models.

As a first-year student (mentee), you can sign up for a Support Squad Mentor to help with the transition from high school to college, get you connected to others and learn about resources.

As a mentee, what are the benefits for me?

-attend social gatherings to help you interact & make friends
-develop lasting friendships
-chat with mentors about how to be successful as a college student
-increase your sense of belonging to STEM and to campus
-boost your confidence and people skills
-find connections with others in your major or college
-learn about resources and services

Who will be my mentor?

-mentors are 2nd year + students who volunteer
-most students are matched by major/college

What happens with my mentor?

-attend fall and spring welcome events
-attend Cookie Connection socials (3 each semester)
-respond and connect monthly (or more) with your mentor
-ask questions and seek advice from your mentor

How do I become a mentor?

You can apply to become a mentor in the spring of your first year.

Applications open in the spring semester for the following academic year and are shared on various WiSTEM communication channels.

Learn more about WiSTEM Student Leadership Ecosystem opportunities!


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Mentee Application Timeline

June – applications open
July – applications close
August – meet your mentor