MCS Connects Mentoring Program is designed for help new students acclimate to Bellevue College and college in general, as well as develop skills to be successful here. Our goals of this program for students include improvement of academic achievement, stronger sense of self-worth, improved relationships with peers, teachers and family and a decrease in the use of alcohol and drug.
Our volunteer mentors promote positive outcomes when they serve as role models, provide technical assistance and positive feedback, are committed to helping the other person, are reliable and consistent and more importantly have specific goals to work with their mentee.
How to Apply
Become a Mentee
MCS Connects Mentoring Program fosters professional and supportive mentoring relationships between incoming students and MCS Connects Peer, faculty & staff mentors. Mentors function as guides to new students working with them on their academic and personal goals. Research shows students with mentors are more likely to succeed academically and have better relationships with teachers, peers, family and friends.Learn More Sign Me Up
Volunteer Peer Mentor
We are looking for supportive diverse students to volunteer to serve as mentors for incoming students. Mentors will function as resource and support network for mentees. After their training, mentors will:
- Serve as guides for mentee for a duration of one academic year (3 consecutive quarters)
- Check-in with mentees according to the program specification
- Connect students to campus resources and personnel
- Build relationship with mentee
- Build community of support for mentee
We are looking for diverse BC Faculty and Staff to serve as professional mentors for our students in the MCS Connects Mentoring Program. We recognize the leadership abilities, knowledge and skills of our faculty and staff to engage and provide professional mentoring support to our students.
- Provide mentees professional mentorship for a duration of one academic year (3 consecutive quarters)
- Conduct bi-weekly check in with mentee
- Offer guidance and support
- Act as role models for the mentee
Last Updated September 1, 2021