The Otter Collective program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with a student peer mentor. Students are paired with student invested in their success - a student ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges, gain career advice, and valuable insights, while student mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.
How it Works
Students will be matched with a student peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, students and student mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.
What do mentors and mentees discuss?
- How will my major impact my professional options?
- How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
- How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
- How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?
I'm really excited to have someone there for me. It's nice knowing that I'm not completely alone and hopefully can be someone I can reach out to if I'm having a hard time in school or other activities— Campus Collective Mentee
I would like to give back and help current students achieve their goals, sometimes all it takes is a simple conversation.— Campus Collective Mentor
As an Otter Collective Mentor, you may need to provide guidance and support to your mentee(s). If you need a place to start, we encourage you to review our campus resources. On this campus resource page, you will find CSUMB department information to get your mentee the assistance they need. Resources cover topics from financial aid, tutoring, parking, and how to get involved.
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Want to learn more? Contact the Otter Collective.