Peer Mentorship Program (HPMP)
Become a Mentor or Mentee Today!
Mentee Application Form (deadline 18 September)
Mentor Application Form (deadline 11 September)
The Department of History Peer Mentorship Program (HPMP) provides an opportunity for third and fourth-year history majors and specialization students to work directly with undergraduate history students in a variety of co-curricular capacities. Focusing primarily on one-on-one peer mentoring of first and second-year history majors and specialization students, mentors will also be responsible for developing and delivering a series of workshops and activities throughout the year that will contribute to the following program objectives:
One of the core purposes of the HPMP is to work closely with undergraduate history students to help them with their transition to university life and learning. Mentors will be paired with a student (or students) at the beginning of September, and will be expected to communicate and meet with their mentee(s) throughout the year. Meetings will be held one-on-one or in small groups to discuss short readings, video tutorials, and/or pre-determined themes or questions agreed upon by the students. Mentors will also be expected to inform their students of upcoming workshops and events, and to encourage them to attend.
Though peer mentors will be expected to work directly with first-year students, the program also requires peer mentors to work collaboratively with the Department Peer Mentor Coordinator and with each other to develop and facilitate a series of workshops and activities designed to meet the objectives of the program. Such initiatives may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
Successful participation in the Department of History Peer Mentorship Program either as a Mentee or Mentor will be added to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). This record complements your academic transcript when applying for jobs and when making application to a graduate or professional program.
The exact nature of mentoring varies depending on the specific needs of the mentee and the experiences and skills of the mentor. However, the following duties and responsibilities are expected:
Mentors are typically in their fourth-year of a history program (including the Specializations), in good academic standing, and demonstrate the following:
If you are interested in participating either as a Mentee or a Mentor, please contact the Department Peer Mentor Coordinator, Dr. Steven Jobbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Dr. Richard Maundrell at email@example.com, ideally prior to Sept. 1 for Mentors, and by the end of the first week of Fall classes for Mentees.
Applications received later are always welcome!