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