The Sheila Rohra WIE Connect Peer Mentoring Program provides incoming first-year and transfer Maryland Engineering students with the opportunity to be a part of mentoring teams during the fall semester. Mentoring teams meet regularly to provide support to one another, discuss their experiences, and explore opportunities within engineering and across campus at UMD.
Become a Peer Mentor
Peer mentors serve as a resource for mentees, providing them with information and support to help them transition to Maryland Engineering. Peer mentors serve as a sounding board for the various issues that confront new students - such as navigating course scheduling, interacting with professors and advisors, balancing coursework with clubs, activities, research, and other obligations, etc. Becoming a Peer Mentor is a rewarding experience that can also strengthen leadership and teamwork skills. Peer Mentors receive a small stipend.
Become a Mentor Coordinator
Mentor Coordinators are in charge of coordinating a group of peer mentors. This includes meeting/communicating with Peer Mentors regularly, ensuring mentors turn in required reports and are meeting with mentees, and helping with event planning and execution. This is a paid position.
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