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Mentor Collective Program



The Mentor Collective Program at UC San Diego enhances the first year student experience by linking them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders. With their mentor, students can discuss common questions that arise for a college student, including:

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

How it Works

First-year students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and/or professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

“I would like to give back and help current students achieve their goals; sometimes, all it takes is a simple conversation.”
“I'm really excited to have someone there for me. It's nice knowing that I'm not completely alone and hopefully can be someone I can reach out to if I'm having a hard time in school or other activities.”

Imagine walking down a long and narrow country road.

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First-Year & Transfer Students

Get paired with a continuing student who can help you navigate your first year as a Triton.

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Continuing Students

Help incoming students find their way around campus and teach them your tips & tricks for surviving their first-year of college.

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For Mentees

Mentees, what does it mean to be an active mentee?

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For Mentors

Mentors, how can you best support your mentees?

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Do you still need help finding the right mentoring program?

Complete this form to request a meeting with the mentoring coordinator to assist you in exploring your options.

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