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Voiland Peer Network Mentorship Program

The Voiland Peer Network Mentorship Program connects first-year engineering/computer science students (freshmen and transfer) with an experienced undergraduate student in the Voiland College. These peer mentors are trained and experienced in supporting students in the challenging first semesters of an engineering/computer science degree program. First-year students will have the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships and connections to classmates, and gain support and resources from someone who has ‘been there, done that’ in our programs. Peer mentors will grow their networks and hone crucial job-related skills to become better professionals and leaders.

The Voiland Peer Network Mentorship Program is designed to enhance students’ experiences, cultivate personal and social connections, develop professional networks, and effect a sense of belonging in our engineering community.

Check out this short video from our program partner, The Mentor Collective, that shares how mentorship can support student success.

How does it work?

You will be matched with a peer mentor based on common academic and personal interests and goals. There is also an opportunity to more closely match based on specific information regarding life experiences and background. To get started, register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

Mentors can expect:

  • A time commitment of anywhere from one to four hours a week (you can choose based on your availability) to connect with a small group of mentees through weekly/bi-weekly/monthly (again, your choice) check-ins via video chat, text, email, or in-person meet-ups (based on mentor/mentee preference)
  • Robust and comprehensive virtual peer mentor training and support from VCEA staff, as well as staff from our program partner, The Mentor Collective
  • An opportunity to build leadership skills, share experiences and help new students feel welcome and included
  • Benefits in networking, relationship building, and developing communication skills
  • A great experience to help build your professional resume/portfolio

Become a Mentor

Mentees can expect:

  • A time commitment of anywhere from one to four hours a week (you can choose based on your availability) to connect with your personal mentor through weekly/bi-weekly/monthly (again, your choice) check-ins via video chat, text, email, or in-person meet-ups (based on mentor/mentee preference)
  • Support from Voiland College staff regarding your mentor partnership and transition to our college and WSU
  • Benefits in networking, relationship building, and developing communication skills
  • Your matched student mentor to contact you within 7-10 days of completing the matching survey

Find a Mentor

Questions?

Contact Morann Johnson,
Voiland College Student Success:
509-335-3060 or
morann.johnson@wsu.edu

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