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McIntire Mentors

The McIntire Mentors program aims to engage fourth-year McIntire students with the incoming third-year class through targeted mentoring within ICE blocks in the areas of academic flourishment (i.e., successfully transitioning to a challenging academic environment), social engagement, and career support. As part of the McIntire Mentors program, the Transfer and International Mentor teams provide targeted support and outreach to McIntire transfer and international students, ensuring a smooth transition and acclimation to the McIntire community.

McIntire Mentors are dynamic individuals who understand what it means to be a mentor. They possess the qualities of commitment, persistence, creativity, organization, and innovation; they take ownership and responsibility for the program and their own work and actions; they build trust and relationships and provide year-long student support, including professional development guidance.

Head Mentor Responsibilities

Mentor Management

  • Monitor and support mentor engagement in activities throughout the year
  • Assist with interviewing and selection of next year's block mentors
  • Participate in monthly Head Mentor meetings

Academic Flourishment

  • Assist with McIntire’s Third-Year Orientation and other orientation events throughout the first week of classes
  • Clarify appropriate academic assistance with the ICE team leader each semester
  • Meet twice each semester with the ICE team leader to gather feedback on mentors’ engagement with students
  • Attend and coordinate attendance for mentors at one ICE advising night (fall only)
  • Attend McIntire Mentor in-service trainings and workshops once per semester

Social Engagement

  • With Comm Council Block Rep, plan at least one event per month from January to May
  • Plan block social events in September and November

Career Support

  • Plan biweekly office hours (two-hour blocks of time) for career assistance in the fall and monthly office hours in the spring
  • Plan career-focused workshops and panels around specific professions of interest (these are separate from Commerce Career Services information sessions)
Block Mentor Responsibilities

Academic Flourishment

  • Assist with McIntire’s Third-Year Orientation
  • Assist groups with academic issues as approved by the ICE team leader 
  • Attend McIntire Mentor in-service trainings and workshops once per semester

Social Engagement

  • Plan at least one group building event per month (fall only)
  • Attend block event in September and November (planned by Head Mentor)

Career Support

  • Participate in biweekly office hours (two-hour blocks of time) for career assistance in the fall and monthly office hours in the spring
  • Depending on concentration/track/experiences, participate in career-focused workshops and panels around specific professions of interest (these are separate from Commerce Career Services information sessions)
  • Address individual career-related queries from third-year students as they arise

Transfer Mentors serve as Block Mentors and actively engage the community of external transfer students throughout the academic year. Transfer members must attend the McIntire Transfer Student Orientation (Aug. 16-18, 2017).

International Mentors serve as Block Mentors and actively engage the McIntire's international student community and facilitate cultural programming throughout the year.