The University of Michigan-Dearborn has numerous mentoring programs across campus to provide guidance on careers, success, well-being, and more! Check out the programs below and get involved as a mentee or a mentor!

Career Services

Career Services @ Talent Gateway helps UM-Dearborn students and alumni with career exploration and planning, job preparation, and job search skill development. We facilitate connections between students, employers, and the community by providing a wide range of events and guidance that help students achieve their Career B.E.S.T.! Explore their website for self-assessments, career guides, finding employment, and tracking industry trends.

Cruise to Success

This co-curricular program, developed by the Office of Student Life will connect you with other first year Wolverines; share tips, tricks, and skills to help you succeed; and connect you with many of the on campus resources that UM-Dearborn has to offer! Each section of CRUISE is facilitated by 1-2 student success facilitators. Your success team is committed to helping you get fueled up, by connecting you with other first-year Wolverines and campus resources! Find our more information on their webpage.

Diverse Understanding Creating Community (DUCC)

The DUCC Mentoring Program is here to support you during your first year at the university! This collaborative effort between the Office of Student Life and the Talent Gateway aspires to have a positive impact on first year student success while encouraging campus engagement, connectivity, and community. Participating students will join a group led by an upperclassman mentor who will serve as a resource for you as you navigate the first-year experience. Participate in study seminars, luncheons with faculty/staff, and panel discussions with upperclassmen mentors. Learn more about this program on their webage.

International Student Mentors

The International Student Mentorship Program pairs new UM-Dearborn international students with current students, staff, and faculty that serve as International Ambassadors and Mentors. International Ambassadors connect with newly admitted international students ahead of their arrival. Ambassadors provide an initial, tangible connection to campus for new international students, answering questions and providing advice via email, phone, and social media.

Mental Health and Wellness Peer Mentors

We all struggle with the daily challenges of life. For some, receiving peer support can be a useful tool for coping with the stressors associated with being a college student. Support Groups can be a valuable tool for self discovery, gaining life skills, and connecting with peers. Learn more about Mental Health and Wellness Peer Mentors on their website.


MODEL T is an opportunity for incoming transfer students to learn more about University life at UM-Dearborn. It is an experience that aims to connect, support, and empower transfer students. In an engaging learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to expand on concepts from orientation to ensure academic, personal, and professional success! Participants will reflect upon their individual collegiate and work experiences while connecting to present and future plans. Find out more information on their page.

Peer Advising Learning and Success (PALS)

Peer Advising Learning & Success (PALS) wants to provide you the opportunity to talk with other students about your academic success.  Through PALS, you will set goals and create a plan to achieve them--all while gaining relatable perspectives about studying, managing your time, and navigating your college experience.  Contact PALS to set up a peer-to-peer conversation or visit the PALS website for more information and helpful resources.  

Director of Academic Success

Mardigian Library (ML)

Jessica LaGrange

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