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:

Our Fall 2024 application process is underway! At this time, we will accept applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply by April 5th. 

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


Economics of Sustainable Development and Management

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental Studies


Sustainable Plant & Soil Systems

School of Business


Neag School of Education

Biological Sciences Education

Chemistry Education

Earth Science Education

Elementary Education

English Education

French Education

German Education

Mandarin Chinese Education

Mathematics Education

Music Education

Physics Education

Special Education

School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Engineering Physics



School of Fine Arts


Art History

Design and Technical Theatre


Theatre Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Africana Studies

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Applied Data Analysis


Engineering Physics

Environmental Studies




Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Judaic Studies

Latino and Latin American Studies




School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

School of Social Work

Social Work


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Check UConn email at least once per day
  2. Respond to any questions within 3-5 business days. This includes summer and winter breaks.
  3. Mentors can volunteer to be a part of events such as University Open House, First Year Experience courses, various workshops, etc.
  4. 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.

  1. Full-time undergraduate status at UConn (12 credits or higher)
  2. In good academic standing
  3. Completed at least one full semester of upper-level courses in your major
  4. If applying for the fall semester you must have at least 2 full semesters remaining

Application Procedures:

  1. Complete all of the fields and questions below. When finished, click the submit button
  2. Selected mentors will be notified if they have been chosen for a short interview. If accepted, a short virtual training will happen in early May 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 review cycle.
  3. Mentors who apply on a rolling basis outside of the recruitment period may be contacted for a short interview and if selected, will start their position after a short virtual training.