The Transfer Connections Program matches up small groups of new LSA transfer students (12-15 fall, 9-12 winter) with one upper-level peer mentor. Peer mentors have the opportunity to connect with new LSA transfer students, serve as role models, and provide valuable support. Our program also provides participants with access to Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student (FSG) mentors throughout the semester to help expand their networks and provide additional support.

Peer Mentor

Transfer Connections Peer Mentor is a paid position for fall and winter terms. The position begins in September with training dates during the previous winter and spring. Mentors work approximately 8-10 hours/week. Only undergraduate students with previous experience as a transfer student at the University of Michigan will be considered.

Benefits & Incentives

This paid position within the Office of New Student Programs offers a great undergraduate employment opportunity. As a transfer mentor, you will:

  • Facilitate groups of mentees to offer assistance, support, and advice.
  • Engage with faculty/staff mentors
  • Use your creative talents and draw from your own interest and experiences to plan Transfer Connections events and create our newsletters.
  • Develop event planning, team building, leadership, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Represent Transfer Connections at campus events.

Apply To Be a Transfer Connections Peer Mentor

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year have now closed. Please check back in the December.


Please email [email protected].

Faculty/Staff Mentor

Are you looking to add a flexible service component to balance your career? Hoping to connect with students outside the classroom? Interested in being a guide and role model for students with various interests? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to apply to be a faculty/staff mentor with the University Mentorship Program!

We believe there is enormous value in Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student (FSG) to undergraduate student relationships. In addition to our peer mentoring relationships and program-wide events, we strive to show participants how to make meaningful connections with FSGs, how to sustain those connections, and how to expand their networks. This role requires that FSG mentors commit an average of 3-5 hours per month during the fall semester to volunteering with Transfer Connections. The role involves connecting with program participants, providing support, and engaging in program-wide events.

The program has a fall and winter cycle designed to support students in their first semester transferring into U-M. We ask that FSG mentors commit to both semesters.

Why be an FSG mentor?

We know you’re busy. For a few hours of your time each month, being a mentor can benefit you both personally and professionally. Mentorship can help you to:

  • Stay connected to students in an informal and positive way
  • Be informed about the changing nature, interests, and concerns of current and new students which can help you gain new ideas and perspectives to be applied to other areas of your work
  • Participate in rewarding community service
  • Make a difference!
  • Meet other faculty and staff members
  • Enhance your professional identity
  • Keep updated with events that are happening on campus
  • Receive recognition and incentives for your participation including a letter of appreciation sent to a supervisor of your choice at the end of your work with the program

Apply To Be an FSG Mentor

Applications for 2024-2025 are not yet open, please check back during the winter semester. Applications are typically posted in March.