Coaching & Mentoring
Do you think you can be in the role of a mentor?
The ACCESS Mentoring/Networking Component is designed to assist incoming freshmen in adjusting to the academic and social environment of the UM-Flint campus. Each year the ACCESS Program selects 100 newly admitted students to participate as mentees. ACCESS Matches first-year freshmen with successful student mentors who are sophomores, juniors or seniors. The main objective of the component is to provide incoming freshmen with a successful role model, academic and social support, and guidance as they make their transition to college life.
- Provide Mentees with one on one guidance and support through Mentoring.
- Enhance communication and interaction between Mentors and Mentees through organized group activities.
- Link Mentees with Mentors of similar majors, career interests, ethnic backgrounds, and/or similar life status.
- Assist Mentees in establishing appropriate study skills and habits through the modeling of the Mentors.
- Orient Mentees to University resources, campus services and provide social support through the Mentors.
- Provide a credited training course for the Peer Mentors to enhance their leadership and mentoring skills.
Be a Mentor
- Mentors may be Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors with a 2.3 or better Term and Cumulative GPA.
- Mentors should be active in student organizations or University events.
- Must be familiar with the resources of the UM-Flint community.
- Mentors are able to provide academic, social and emotional support to new students.
- Mentors are eager to help new students adjust to the UM-Flint campus, the academic demands of college and life away from home.
- Meet with successful ACCESS students.
- Have someone to assist you in adjusting to UM-Flint.
- Learn practical study and time management skills from peers.
- Have someone to support you and guide you from the student point of view.