Events

Below are our signature events and activities for the semester. These vary from year to year, so all participants receive full calendars in our monthly newsletters and email reminders. Like us on Facebook for more images from the events below and up-to-date announcements!

April-July

  • Mentee applications available
  • Faculty and Staff Mentor recruitment

End of July-August

  • Mentee applications due
  • Faculty and Staff Mentor applications due
  • Mentor groups finalized and announced

September

  • Mentors Only Meet and Greet drop-in event for peer and faculty/staff mentors
  • Mentors Only Workshop sessions to prepare mentors for their role prior to the program Kickoff; includes training session for new faculty/staff mentors
  • Mentorship Kickoff opening event for all registered participants, mentors and staff
  • Cider Mill Outing social visit to a local cider mill and corn maze
  • Complete entrance survey to share first impressions, automatically enter for a prize giveaway

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Mentorship Kickoff                  Cider Mill                                Mentor Workshop

October

  • Faculty/Staff Mentors' Lounge networking luncheon and recruitment social for current faculty and staff mentors and their colleagues
  • [How Not to Waste Your] First Summer at UM interactive workshop to help students learn more internships, research and volunteering deadlines and prepare for these opportunities
  • Stressbusters and Study Skills Workshop learn tips to stay healthy, learn time management and study skills, enjoy food, chair massages and de-stress activities 
  • Mentorship Staff Mass Meeting info session for students interested in becoming a paid mentorship staff member 

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First Summer @UM Workshop  Stressbusters& Study Skills    Faculty/Staff Mentors' Lounge

November

  • Pizza Tasting study break where mentor groups can eat free pizza and sundaes, and reconnect with group members
  • Law School Interactive Tour annual event hosted by faculty/staff mentors and law school professionals, visit the law quad, see residence halls and enjoy dinner in the Lawyer's Club
  • Peer Mentor Mass Meeting information session for those interested in becoming a peer mentor

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Pizza Tasting                        Law School Tour                      Resume Workshop/Coffee Hour

December

  • Winterfest closing reception to honor mentors of the year and say farewell to our participants
  • Mentorship Study Room Library sponsored study room for quiet study and refreshments during finals
  • Complete exit survey for participant feedback

 

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Mentorship Winterfest Closing Event and Awards Ceremony 

January-March

  • Recruitment and selection for Peer Mentors, Faculty/Staff Mentors and Mentorship Staff
  • Mentorship Post-Program Summit program assessment

March

  • Peer Mentor training
  • Special Spring Event: Medical School Interactive Tour Q&A with current medical and pre-med students, the admissions dean and attend a lab tour.