TME Mentors are current UConn students from the various majors at the University. They use their own experiences to give other students a taste of what it's like to be in their program of study. Think about it....if you're interested in sociology and want to know what it's like to be a sociology major, who better to contact than a current sociology student? A TME Mentor's main responsibility involves fielding questions through the TME website from other students who are interested in their major. Click here to see how this works.
If you are interested in applying to become a TME Mentor, review all of the information below and complete the application that follows.
Applications are accepted year round for open mentor positions. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2023 on a rolling basis - see list below for open mentor positions at the Storrs campus.
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.
College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Economics of Sustainable Development and Management
School of Business
Neag School of Education
Biological Sciences Education
Earth Science Education
General Science Education
Mandarin Chinese Education
School of Engineering
School of Fine Arts
Design and Technical Theatre
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
Urban and Community Studies
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
School of Social Work
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:- Check UConn email at least once per day - Respond to any questions within 3-5 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 undergraduate 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 - If applying for the fall semester - have at least 2 full semesters remaining
Application Procedures (Rolling):
- -Complete all of the fields and questions below. When finished, click the submit button.
- -Selected mentors will be notified of whether or not you have been chosen for a short interview. If accepted, short virtual training will be made available to assist you in your role. Please note that if you submit an application for a major that is not currently accepting applications, you are welcome to apply, but your application may be held until the next application period.
- -Mentors who apply on a rolling basis are expected to start their position after their short virtual training is complete.