Wolverine Mentor Collective

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Starting at a new campus can be challenging sometimes, and the Wolverine Mentor Collective (Wolverine MC) is available to enhance your student experience by connecting you to current UM-Dearborn Wolverines or alumni.

As a mentee, you'll learn what to expect from UM-Dearborn classes, how to connect to student organizations and other opportunities, start to build your network, and gain career advice and other valuable insights.

As a mentor, you can share your experiences from UM-Dearborn or, for alumni, in your current field as you listen, inspire, and help students navigate challenges and recognize opportunities while developing your own professional and leadership skills.

Mentor Collective's online platform provides training and resources for student mentors and makes it easy for mentors and mentees to connect. All matches are made based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. Pairings last throughout the academic year.

Undergrad Peer Program

Professional Networking

Grad Student Edition

Mentees: New first year & sophomore transfer students

Connect with upper level students to make your college transition seamless and help you engage with campus opportunities 

Sign up to get an Undergrad Peer mentor

Mentees: Juniors and seniors (including transfers)

Connect with a UM-Dearborn alum who can help with career readiness and exploration as you start to build your next work

Sign up to get a Professional Networking mentor

Mentees: First year graduate students

Connect with second year grad students or a UM-Dearborn alum to learn more about life at UM-Dearborn and make connections to alumni in your industry

Sign up to get a Grad Student mentor

In addition to helping others, experience as a mentor can help you improve communication and interpersonal skills, develop leadership and management qualities, share and reflect on attributes needed for academic and professional success, and increase confidence and motivation. Don't forget to mention this experience in internship or job applications - such as in your resume and cover letter. 

Mentors: Sophomore, junior, or senior status at UM-Dearborn, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be in good academic standing. 

Sign up to be an Undergrad Peer mentor

Mentors: UM-Dearborn alumni 

Sign up to be a Professional Networking mentor

Mentors: Second year (at UM-Dearborn) graduate student in good academic standing, UM-Dearborn graduate school alumni, or UM-Dearborn undergraduate alumni with a graduate degree from another institution. 

Sign up to be a Grad Student mentor

Mentor Collective's online platform provides training and resources for student mentors and makes it easy for mentors and mentees to connect. All matches are made based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. Pairings last throughout the academic year.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

It's really up to you! As a mentee, you should take the initiative to reach out and engage with your mentor - what do you want to discuss? Some common topics include:

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Not sure how to start the conversation? Check out this informational interview guide from Career Services to get ideas - remember, your mentor is there to help you, so share what's on your mind!

Making the Most of This Experience

Mentor Badge

As you go through this academic year, take a few moments to reflect on your own personal growth and the skills you are gaining. The Talent Gateway challenge for mentees called Connecting to Campus: Join a Mentoring Program prompts you to think about the value of having a mentor and what impact you hope this experience will have.

For current student mentors, if you meet these requirements, you can earn a $100 Leaders & Best Service Award:

  • Be a currently enrolled UM-Dearborn student
  • Report at least five (5) conversations with their mentee(s) during the academic year
  • Earn the Mentoring Badge in the Talent Gateway by completing these challenges:
    • I Want to Make an Impact: Becoming a Mentor 
    • I Made an Impact! Reflecting on Being a Mentor 
    • What Mentoring Means to Me
    • Video: Mentoring Can Change the World

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Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed