First year students? Connect with an experienced upper-year resident. Returning to residence? Become a mentor to a new first-year resident and share your experience!
The Orientation Mentorship Program is a mentorship program designed to match incoming first year students with experienced upper year students. All students seeking mentorship are welcome to apply. This program will give these students a connection to an upper year student who has already lived in residence and experienced attending university. Our goal is to provide residents with mentors who have similar interests and experiences, that can create a stress free transition into their new life as a post-secondary student.
The Orientation Mentorship Program is a 3 month program that would commence before arrival to the University of Alberta Residence. This way, the mentee has the opportunity to connect with their mentor, and ask any questions they may have about the move in process. The program will then run throughout the month of September and into October, with scheduled check ins for the mentor to ensure the mentee is getting the best out of their residence and university experience.
The Orientation Mentorship Program is here to support first year students who are feeling unsure or unprepared for their residence and university experience. As a mentee in this program, you will have the chance to connect weekly with a mentor who has been in your shoes, lived in residence, and can answer questions, like “does my room come with a garbage can, or do I have to bring my own?” Having a mentor will create a comfortable and stress free transition for you.
The Orientation Mentorship Program could not work without the incredible support of our Mentors for our mentees. The Mentors will provide support and guidance to new students coming into our Residence Community and will have serious impacts on these residents’ experience. The transition into post-secondary can be tough, become a mentor and help cultivate a welcoming, positive, and supportive arrival for new residents. Mentors will gain valuable leadership skills and experience, and will have their involvement as a mentor recognized on their co-curricular record.
Mentors should be living in a UAlberta residence for the upcoming academic year.
APPLY BY APRIL 15 to become a mentor by submitting your cover letter and resume to Caitlin McLeod, Supervisor Residence Life Leadership & Education at email@example.com
Contact Caitlin McLeod, Supervisor Residence Life Leadership & Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.