The Undergraduate Business Council’s brand new Mentorship Program got off to a great start with our Peer Mentorship Kick-Off last Wednesday, October 14th. The program, which has two tiers, focuses on pairing new students with an upper classmen mentor during Autumn Quarter, and then pairing those upper classmen with professional mentors later in the school year. New students learned about the program during their summer orientations, and were encouraged to register in order to ease the transition to UW. Over the course of the Autumn quarter, mentors are required to meet up with their mentees on at least five occasions and are encouraged to attend Foster and campus events together.
More than 80 students are participating in the program this quarter as either a mentor or mentee. The majority of the students involved were at the Kick-off, where mentors and mentees discussed goals and swapped contact information over pizza in a casual setting.
Ashley M. Farnsworth (Senior, Marketing & HR Management), Co-Chair – Undergraduate Business Council