Do you want to help incoming underrepresented students to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences succeed?
We need current UB engineering and computer science students, in particular those who participate in our student clubs, to serve as mentors in our new SEAS Diversity Peer Mentoring Program.
As a peer mentor, you will support a diverse first-year engineering student by offering friendship, advice and being a great role model. Tell a first-year student what you wish you knew when you were first starting in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences!
Members from AISES, NSBE and SHPE are encouraged to apply. Online training will be provided. Members who participate will have access to conference travel funds for their club!
Volunteer to be a peer mentor on or before August 27th. All peer mentors will receive online training.
Peer mentors will be expected to mentor 3-5 mentees with whom they meet (virtually or in-person) at least 3-5 times per semester. They will be expected to keep in regular contact with their mentees. As a group, the peer mentors and mentees will participate in a social event once per semester through the SEAS Office of Diversity Programs.
Peer mentors will engage with peers online, in engineering small groups, tinkering spaces, social clubs, and other social and academic activities.
A peer mentor is an important voice of experience and point of contact for communicating questions or concerns. Peer mentors serve as role models and lead by example both inside and outside the classroom to help incoming students learn how best to navigate and adapt to life in UB SEAS.