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Q1: How long is this commitment?

A1: A MASS Peer Mentor is expected to commit for one academic year (Fall & Spring)

Q2: How many students will I be assigned?

A2: A MASS Peer Mentor will be assigned a caseload of 6-10 mentees.   

Q3: How many hours are required of me? 

A3: The hours depend on the time it takes for each mentor to complete their requirements. There is a minimum requirement of attending a training at the beginning of each semester, monthly team meetings, meeting with each of your mentees & submitting appropriate documentation throughout the semesters, and an end of semester meeting with a MASS supervisor or lead.

Q4: Will I be mentoring a student from my major?

A4: A MASS Peer Mentor is assigned to students from the different disciplines in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Q5: How could this help me grow professionally?

A5: There are many professional skills that you can gain from this program. You will learn skills in communication (oral and written), case load management, academic coaching, advocacy, and more.

Q6: Is this a paid position?

A6: No. A MASS Peer Mentor is a volunteer position that students can earn community service hours for.