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 - see list below for open mentor positions at the Storrs campus.
Mentor recruitment (interviews, training, etc) typically happens during the spring semester. However, you can apply anytime and we will keep your application on file.
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. This list includes open mentor positions for the Storrs campus. If you are seeking mentoring opportunities at Stamford campus or Waterbury campus, please contact your regional representative.
College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
School of Business
Health Care Management
Management Information Systems
Neag School of Education
Biological Sciences Education
Earth Science Education
General Science Education
History and Social Studies Education
Mandarin Chinese Education
School of Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
School of Fine Arts
Art – Printmaking
Art – Graphic Design
Design and Technical Theatre
Digital Media and Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
American Sign Language Studies
Arabic and Islamic Studies
Classics and Mediterranean Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
Physiology & Neurobiology
Structural Biology and Biophysics
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 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
- 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
- Complete all of the fields and questions below. When finished, click the submit button.
- After the deadline, you will be notified whether or not you have been chosen for an interview. Interviews will take place
in April. Following the initial application process, if open positions are still available, interviews will be scheduled after
applications are received.
- Selected Mentors will be notified shortly after the interview. If accepted, short virtual training will be made available to
assist you in your role
- New mentors will officially start their positions at the end of the spring semester, unless otherwise agreed upon by
the student and TME.
Applications are due Sunday, April 2nd by the end of the day.
Applications are being accepted for Fall 2023 - see list above for available majors.