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The Mentor Collective Program

The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by providing a direct one-on-one connection with an alumni or peer mentor. Students are paired with a mentor who is vested in their success; someone ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Through this mentoring opportunity, students will learn what to expect in school and how to approach challenges. They will also gain career advice and valuable insights.  Participating mentors, in turn, will have an opportunity to build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it Works

Students will be matched with an alumni or peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Mentees 

  • “[My mentor] helped me answer the question of how to form strong relationships with my professors by giving me an actionable strategy to having strong purposeful visits to their office hours.”
  • “I'm really excited to have someone there for me. It's nice knowing that I'm not completely alone and hopefully can be someone I can reach out to if I'm having a hard time in school or other activities. ”
  • “My mentor has been an amazing help in my life, he makes me realize and see things more clearly. Sometimes it's in front of your face but can't see until someone puts it into words for you.” 

Mentors

  • “I'm volunteering to mentor because I've been fortunate enough to have mentors who guided me throughout my academic and professional careers & I feel like I am finally able to give back. “
  • “I would like to give back and help current students achieve their goals, sometimes all it takes is a simple conversation. ”
  • “I have personally benefited from the help of some great mentors both in my personal life and academic/career life. At my first real job after college I was assigned a mentor on my first day that has been nothing but supportive and helpful to me as I embarked on a new journey. Mentorship has been a very valuable asset to my life and career so far. I believe it is my duty to also give back like the mentors who have been part of my success so far.“

 

Mentee Welcome

This is an animated video outlining how a mentor can support students along their journey.

Mentor Compilation

This is a compilation of mentors explaining why they decided to become a mentor.

Undergraduate Student Journey

This is video voices of the experience a student and mentor may have as part of Mentor Collective.

 

Get matched with a Mentor today!

Find a Mentor

 

Questions? Want to learn more? Contact us at help@mentorcollective.org

 

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The Salinas Valley Promise Peer Mentor is a one year (2022-2023) paid position for the Office of Equity Programs. The SVP Peer Mentor takes is responsible for helping students transition into college, while being a role model to students. The peer mentor works with first year students and supports the mission of the Salinas Valley Promise Program. The Peer Mentor is expected to work 1-5 hours per week during the 2022-2023 school year.

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