College of Health and Human Development
Peer Mentor Program
CHHD PMP Mentors

Join the College of Health and Human Development Peer Mentor Program!

The College of Health and Human Development Peer Mentor Program promotes meaningful and successful college experiences by building partnerships between students.  Trained peer mentors collaborate with their mentees to access resources, build support in facing obstacles, and achieve mutually constructed academic goals.

Interested in this program?
Join now as a mentee

Already in the program?
Click here to login.

 

WHAT IS A MENTEE?

A mentee is a person who desires to improve and/or expand their knowledge and competencies. They are willing to connect and collaborate with a peer mentor by maintaining regular contact and meeting in-person at least twice per month to work on mutually identified goals.

MENTEE BENEFITS include:

  • Learning more about your major
  • Learning how to navigate your degree program and understand future steps
  • Decreasing your stress level
  • Improving your study habits
  • Learning strategies to take better care of yourself
  • Having someone who cares for your success as a student
  • Improving your leadership capacity
  • Using campus services that may help you
  • Recognition from the College Deans for your participation in the program
  • Possibility of becoming a mentor in the future

WHO CAN JOIN AS A MENTEE?

Students who are declared majors in the five College of Health and Human Development undergraduate programs:

  • Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Kinesiology
  • School of Nursing

We extend a special welcome to first generation college students and those who have experienced academic barriers of any kind.

WHEN CAN MENTEES JOIN?

  • Mentees can join now via the link above to get connected and receive important emails from our program
  • Starting August 7, Monday (two weeks prior to classes) enrolled mentees can choose mentors and be assigned a mentor
  • In-person mentorship meetings will start AFTER the first week of classes
  • Mentees are encouraged to sign up early to secure a mentor;  however, mentees may join at any time during the semester if space is available

HOW CAN I JOIN AS A MENTEE?

Step 1: Click on the button "Sign Up Here" on the top of this webpage and sign up using your portal username and password.

Step 2: You will be asked if you are willing to participate in our research program with an official consent form and will have a chance to complete confidential surveys to help our program and other students.

Step 3: As mentors put up information prior and during the first few weeks of the semester, you may review mentor information, availability, and introductory video clips. Select your top three mentor choices and be sure that the mentors you selected have a schedule that matches your own. This will insure that you and your mentor have joint time to meet in person.

Step 4: Starting on August 7, Monday, you can log in and officially select your top three mentors. Very soon there after you will be assigned a mentor and can access your mentor’s e-mail address.

Step 5: You can contact your mentor and start to enjoy all the benefits of being a CHHD mentee.

 

WHAT IS A MENTOR?

A mentor is a guide, confidant, or facilitator who creates a supportive climate that promotes conditions for necessary learning to take place. Mentors are eager to give back to their fellow students in their majors by sharing their own knowledge and experiences.

MENTOR BENEFITS include:

  • Standing out as a student leader
  • Membership in the HHD Deans Titan Academy
  • Earning course credit for mentorship
  • Interacting closely with faculty member(s) and mentor peers in a small course
  • Gaining mentorship skills while helping fellow students in your major
  • Learning more about college life, resources on campus, and managing challenges
  • Receiving a special cord to wear at graduation and a certificate of participation

WHO CAN JOIN AS A MENTOR?

  • Experienced students are encouraged to apply
  • Contact your the faculty mentor coach for more information
  • Mentor courses are scheduled for fall semesters each year and additional the spring semester opportunities to deepen mentorship experiences and earn units will be offered for trained mentors

Mentors Spring 2016

PMP Mentors

PMP Spring 2016

 
 

MENTEE-MENTOR TEAMS ARE FORMED:

  • Mentors post video clips, profiles, and available meeting times for mentees online
  • Enrolled mentees can access mentor videos and mentor’s schedules by logging on to the secure website. Mentees can begin to request their top three mentors during the first weeks of the semester
  • Once mentors are requested, mentor-mentee matches will be automatic via the website
  • Mentors and mentees may begin meeting in person after the first week of the semester or may establish electronic contact prior to the start of the semester if both students are available
  • Mentor-mentee weekly in-person or electronic contact is encouraged throughout the semester. Mentor and Mentee aim to meet in person at least twice a month in order to enjoy all the benefits of mentorship.

MENTEES AND MENTORS ARE PART OF A BIGGER TEAM FOR STUDENT SUCCESS IN THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:

  • Invitations to a special members-only event to network with students, faculty, & Deans
  • Certificate of participation for resumes
  • Option to complete confidential on-line surveys to help other students

MENTEES can see available MENTOR information & sign up at the top of this page.

To learn more, please contact the Faculty Coach for your major:

Child & Adolescent Studies
Guadalupe Espinoza
guadespinoza@fullerton.edu

Health Sciences
Diana Tisnado
dtisnado@fullerton.edu

Human Services
Adrian Rodriguez
adrodriguez@fullerton.edu

Kinesiology
Guillermo Noffal
gnoffal@fullerton.edu

School of Nursing
Nita Slater
nslater@fullerton.edu

Program Coordinator
Mia Sevier
msevier@fullerton.edu

General Program Information – pmp@fullerton.edu

PMP Mentor Spring 2017