Student Mentor Program
Students Helping Students
What is the Mentor Program?
The Student Mentor Program is a peer support program designed to match prospective and current undergraduate students with senior Science students to ease the transition into University life and culture.
Who is eligible to participate in the Mentor Program?
Anyone who is interested in learning more about Science at the University of Alberta can take part in the Student Mentor Program!
How does the Mentor Program work?
The first step to be matched with a Mentor is sending us an email at Request a Mentor Today! telling us about yourself and what you would like to know about Science at the U of A. You will then be matched with a Student Mentor based on your questions and interests. Once we have matched you with a Mentor the two of you will be introduced via email and you will be free to ask the Mentor any questions you have throughout the academic year. Student Mentors are volunteers who are enrolled in a Science program at the University of Alberta and are in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year of University. Mentors are selected and screened based on their academic achievements, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
How can the Mentor Program help you?
• learn and benefit from the experiences of others
• gain insights that can aid you in making informed program choices
• learn about the many opportunities that the university experience has to offer
• find out what to expect in your program and at the U of A
By sharing their personal experience Mentors can help you learn more about...
• what labs are like
• how to find your way around campus
• studying and note taking strategies
• specific courses and labs
• strategies for schedule planning and registration
• managing your time/course load
• applying to a professional program such as Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy
• summer research opportunities
• volunteer opportunities
• athletic facilities and intramurals
• student organizations/groups
• studying abroad
Student Mentors are not able to assist with questions related to program admissions, transfer credits, course prerequisites and all other academic issues.
For program planning, degree requirements and course selection,please see a Student Advisor in the Faculty of Science or your Department Advisor.
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