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Personal Mentorship Project

The Mentorship Project is founded on the personal relationship between mentor and mentee. The project’s goal is to create a supportive learning environment and help them adapt to academic life so that students become goal-oriented and independent. Mentorship is a regular setting of 4 hours per week for individual support whereby freshman are mentored by juniors, seniors, or graduate students. The mentors and the mentees are receive help from the project coordinators by means of workshops and one-on-one conversations.

At the beginning of the year, mentees pay a symbolic fee to indicate their commitment to the Mentorship Project. 

Mentors and mentees are recruited just before the beginning of the academic year. after the Unit issues an open call for candidates. After registration closes, the Unit holds personal interviews. The mentors accepted to the project receive scholarships or academic credits for their work.

The mentors’ activities consist of three options:

  • High-achieving undergraduate and graduate students are asked to supervise a student for up to 100 hours over the course of the year (4 hours per week) in exchange for a participation scholarship from the Academic Excellence Unit’s project;
  • High-achieving undergraduate students are asked to supervise a student for up to 112 hours over the course of the year (4 hours per week) in exchange for a participation scholarship from the Academic Excellence Unit’s project. it is possible to participate in the project on a one-time basis, i.e. one year of undergraduate studies;
  • High-achieving undergraduate and graduate students are asked to supervise a student for up to 120 hours over the course of the year (4 hours per week) in exchange for a participation scholarship in the context of the PERACH academic mentorship.

Students who’d like to see if the Mentorship Project is for them are invited to contact the academic counselors to begin the process.