Become a TME Mentor

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Apply to become a TME Mentor

TME Mentors serve as a link between students and their prospective majors.  Mentors use their own experiences to give interested students an idea of what their particular program entails. If you are interested in applying to become a TME Mentor, review all of the information below and complete the application that follows.

Open Positions:

For best consideration, submit your application by November 1, 2017.

Mentor positions are filled on a need-basis. New Mentors will be appointed only when there is an open spot for that particular major. Our busiest recruitment period is during the spring semester, right before many of our current Mentors graduate. To see if a TME Mentor position for your major is open, click the corresponding school of college below. If your major is not listed, it means we are not looking for a Mentor in that program at this time.

Students who are graduating in December 2017 will most likely not be considered. However, there can be exceptions in specific cases. For example, Students in the Neag School of Education or School of Pharmacy who are graduating but entering their graduate school years. Please contact us if you feel like you might qualify for an exception.

-Agriculture and Natural Resources
-Individualized Major
-Medical Laboratory Sciences
-Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems
-Business Data Analytics
-Africana Studies
-American Studies
-Individualized Major
-Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
-Judaic Studies
-Marine Sciences
-Maritime Studies
-Mathematics/Actuarial Science
-Agricultural Education
-Biology Education
-Earth Science Education
-French Education
-General Science Education
-German Language Education
-Physics Education
-Social Studies Education
-Art (Any concentration)
-Art History
-Theatre Studies


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Check UConn email at least once per day

-Respond to any questions within 2-3 business days. This includes summer and winter breaks.

-Mentors can volunteer to be a part of events such as University Open House, First Year Experience courses, various workshops, etc.

-Mentors are encouraged to share ideas that contribute to the overall success of TME


Below, you will find the minimum requirements for becoming a TME Mentor. However, depending on the major for which you are applying, there may be additional requirements that have been decided upon between TME and your major department. We will be sure to make you aware of any additional requirements once we receive your application.

- Full-time status at UConn (12 credits or higher)

- A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 and in good academic standing

- Completed at least one full semester of upper-level courses in your major

Application Procedures:

- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, for best consideration, submit your application by November 1.

- Complete all of the fields and questions below.  When finished, click the submit button.

- You will be notified whether or not you have been chosen for an interview. Interviews will take place during the week of November 6.

- Selected Mentors will be notified shortly after the interview. Training will take place during the week of November 13. 

-New mentors will begin at the of the Fall 2017 semester.

Please keep in mind, Mentor positions are filled on a need-basis. New Mentors will be appointed only when there is a need for a particular major.