Gateway Student Mentor Program
Location: United States
The Gateway Student Mentorship program is an academic year-long volunteer program designed to connect incoming first-year students upper-level undergraduate students, and faculty who identify as and share the experience of being first-generation and/or lower-income (FGLI)*.
- Currently enrolled Penn first generation and/or lower-income* rising junior or senior
- Seeking mentorship from faculty
- Have an academic transcript that demonstrates consistent performance and/or improvement over the course of time at Penn
Peer Mentor Responsibilities & Commitments
- Dedicate two hours per week to mentees and programming
- Build rapport with mentees and connect them to appropriate Penn resources when needed
- Participate in programming, workshops and events
- Including New Student Orientation Kick-Off, YES @ Penn Module debriefs, Faculty/Mentor Lunch, Mentorship Fair, and more
- Connect with faculty mentor monthly
- Must attend spring (May 19-21, 2021 from 12-1:30pm) and summer training (TBD, asynchronous)
- Availability for some evening/weekend activities
- Resume (See Career Services resume advice and samples for inspiration)
- Writing Prompts – Three questions (no more than 750 words total)
- What is your definition of mentorship?
- What is something you wish you knew as a first-year student at Penn?
- What are your interests, passions, and aspirations?