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. Mentors are able to answer program and student life questions from a student perspective based on their recent experience.
Who is eligible to participate in the Mentor Program?
The Mentor Program is not just for new or prospective students! Current students in any year of study are encouraged to request a Mentor if they would like to hear another student’s perspective on programs, classes and application processes.
How does the Mentor Program work?
The first step to be matched with a Mentor is sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Mentors can share their personal experiences with…
• studying and note taking strategies
• specific courses and labs
• strategies for schedule planning
• 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
How do I become a Student Mentor?
Student Mentors are selected based on their academic achievement from the previous year and are eligible to become Student Mentors by invite only. The mentors for 2011-2012 Mentor Program have now chosen.
If you believe you have been omitted from this list in error please contact The Mentor team at email@example.com
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.
Request a Mentor today