We are looking for supportive diverse students to volunteer to serve as peer-mentors for incoming students. Peer-mentors will function as a resource and support network for their mentees. After their training, peer-mentors will:
- Serve as a guide and a mentor for one year to incoming students
- Check-in with mentees according to the program specification
- Connect students to campus resources and personnel
- Assist students navigate academic and career interest
- Build relationship with a mentee
- Assist mentee build a community of support at BC
Characteristics of a peer-mentor:
- Supportive: Supports the needs and aspirations of the mentee.
- Patient: A mentor is patient and is willing to spend time performing mentoring responsibilities.
- Respected: A mentor is someone who has earned the respect of his/her peers and is someone that others can look to as a positive role model.
- A teacher: a mentor may need to teach the mentee skills and knowledge required for a task or a goal to be perform successfully.
- A Guide: a mentor serves as a guide for the mentee, points them in the right direction. (Finds Resources)
- A “Counselor” Establish a trusting relationship, keeps personal information confidential, listen carefully to the mentee and encourages the mentee to develop problem solving skills.
- A motivator: Provides continued motivation
- Advisor: “If you don’t know where you are going, you won’t know how to get there”
- Referral Agent: Looks back to the goals and expectations of the mentee and refers the mentee to appropriate organizations, offices where he/she may get help etc.
Qualifications to be a peer-mentor:
- Be a current registered Bellevue College Student
- Have completed 45 credits or more
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Available to work up to 6 hrs. per week
- Able to commit to serve for one academic year (3 quarters)
- Able to mentor up to 2 mentees per quarter
MCS Mentoring Program (Peer-Mentor Application)
Application for BC students to apply to be peer mentors in the MCS Connects Mentoring Program
Last Updated September 1, 2021