OMSA Alumni Mentoring Program
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Alumni Mentoring Program is an opportunity for UW-Platteville current OMSA students and alumni to engage in personal and professional development.
Join the OMSA Alumni Mentoring Program
The OMSA Alumni Mentoring Program is open to current OMSA students and alumni of UW-Platteville.
To participate as a mentee or mentor, please submit an application. We will then contact you to discuss next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment?
The OMSA Alumni Mentoring Program runs from October and May each year.
Mentors and mentees are asked to communicate a minimum of 60-minutes per month to get the most out of this experience.
Are there other expectations for the program?
There are no extra expectations for this program. We encourage mentors and mentees to set goals together and work towards those goals during sessions. Mentors and mentees will be asked to fill out an optional survey at the end of the program.
How will mentors and mentees be matched?
Both mentors and mentees fill out an application that gives us general information. Based off the information provided, we will pair mentors and mentees based on interests, majors and other factors that may make a good match.
What if I am having difficulties communicating/meeting with my mentor or mentee?
This program is not intended to be difficult. We encourage mentors to be transparent about their experiences and pass on their wisdom and knowledge. If you are experiencing difficulties, please reach out.
What's in this for me?
There are many benefits of participating in a mentoring program.
For mentees, this includes opportunities to:
- Build a support system during college and career development
- Set goals and improve accountability to meet those goals
- Gain exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
- Build a lifelong network
- Gain a better understanding of experiences and options after graduating
For mentors, this includes opportunities to:
- Enhance of coaching, mentoring and leadership skills
- Pass on wisdom and experience without a huge time commitment
- Gain exposure to different talent, diversity, style, and culture
- Give back to your alma mater
- Make an impact on someone in need
- Create lifelong networks and more
To learn more about the benefits of mentoring, visit https://www.asha.org/students/mentoring/benefit/.