Become a TME Mentor

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.

Open Positions:

Applications are accepted year round for open mentor positions. Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2021 currently open mentor positions - see list below.

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.

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources

School of Business

  • Marketing

Neag School of Education

  • Earth Science Education
  • French Education
  • General Science Education
  • Mandarin Chinese Education
  • Music Education
  • Spanish Education
  • Special Education

School of Engineering

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering

School of Fine Arts

  • Acting
  • Music
  • Puppetry

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Engineering Physics
  • Individualized
  • Judaic Studies
  • Latino and Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics/Philosophy
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Structural Biology and Biophysics

School of Nursing

School of Social Work

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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:

     •  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. Training will take place in May.
     •  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 still being accepted for Fall 2021 currently open mentor positions - see list above