Are you new to campus and looking for a great opportunity to get involved?
The Women’s Mentoring Program is currently recruiting mentees for the 2014-2015 academic year!
The goal of the Women's Mentoring Program is to help first-year and transfer women students build close relationships with University of Idaho staff and faculty, and community members, and assist them in developing social and academic skills, as well as the necessary support system, to successfully continue on in college. Peer mentoring has been proven to positively impact college students' overall success. Having a personal mentor to support, guide, and encourage you in your first year of college can include the following benefits:
- Being introduced to new friends, activities, organizations, and networks of support
- Advice on how to balance classes, social life, and other responsibilities
- Increased self-confidence and self-discipline
- Individual recognition and encouragement
- Honest criticism and informal feedback
- Advice on how to interact in a variety of professional settings
- Making contact with leaders in your discipline
- Information on campus and community opportunities and resources
- A perspective on long-term career planning
- Receive academic credit for a job shadowing, internship, or directed study project completed with mentor oversight