Become a Peer Mentor

HDFS 3080

UConn Connects – Helping Students in Higher Education

Lecture Class Time: Wednesdays 1:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Possible Discussion Times* (Master Coaching): Mondays 1:25 p.m.-2:25 p.m., 2:25-3:25 p.m.

*You only need to attend one session which will be determined after you’ve accepted the position.

Participant Meeting: Scheduled during the semester around your class schedule


Overview and Expectations:

UConn Connects is a 3 credit, 120 hour internship. This can represent a significant time commitment over the course of the semester. Your involvement with the UConn Connects program as an undergraduate facilitator is three-fold:

1) Class – There are two weekly class sessions. [1] HDFS 3080 lecture meets every Wednesday from 1:25-3:25 pm. [2] Master coaching sessions (similar to discussion sections) meet weekly on Mondays.

2) Training – Undergraduate mentors must attend a MANDATORY pre-semester training. Usually occurs the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the start of the semester.

3) Caseload – Each peer mentor will meet weekly with 5-6 students enrolled in the UConn Connects program.

Make sure you can commit to this program. If you have questions, contact the AAC at 860-486-48890.

Application Process:

1)  Click the link below to access the application.  You will need to provide contact information, answer a series of short questions, and upload your resume.

2)  After your application is submitted, you will be invited to participate in a group interview.

3)  After interviews are complete, accepted candidates will be emailed with class permission numbers and more information.

Fall 2017 UConn Connects Peer Mentor Application

Application for UConn Connects Peer Mentors
1 Basic Information
2 Short-Answer Essays
3 Resume
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  • If Applicable