Mentors and Mentees are required to meet a minimum of once a month during the academic year. These one-on-one meetings can be set up in any way and at a frequency that works best for both the Mentors and the Mentees – they can be formal, informal, online, in-person, etc.
SMP participants are expected to commit 10 hours over the fall and winter semesters. Mentors and Mentees can expect to commit to the following activities, which will count towards their 10 hours:
- Orientation and training in fall
- Online mentorship resources
- Monthly (minimum) meetings between you and your mentee
- Attending social and professional development events
By participating in the Science Mentorship Program, Mentors and Mentees are eligible to receive credit on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR), a university recognized and accredited transcript of your extra-curricular activities. The CCR is an excellent supplement to resumes and CV’s, especially when you’re looking for volunteer and job opportunities. Mentors or Mentees must have completed their 10-hour time commitment to be eligible for the CCR.