About the Program
The Intersection Partners (TiPS) Mentorship Program is a group mentoring program that aims to provide first-year students with a supportive relationship with a Partner, or peer mentor, who’s focused on promoting the overall success of the student. The program is designed to help and support first-year students in their social, personal and academic transition to UNLV. Partners serve as a resource, support system, and role model to new students while gaining the opportunity to learn about the first-year transition; develop communication, facilitation, leadership and other skills; and contribute to the university.
Mentoring relationships serve as vital components of academic, professional, and personal development. It is through these relationships that individuals learn about true responsibilities and day-to-day routines involved with their chosen career paths. Mentors help students develop links between education, research, and industry.
TiPs mentors support mentees in a variety of ways including connecting them to the campus community, developing a sense of purpose about being enrolled at UNLV, and acquiring the necessary skills to become independent and life-long learners. TiPs mentors also benefit as well. In the process of mentoring, mentors develop leadership skills, create and participate in service-learning opportunities, master key learning strategies, and experience the satisfaction that comes from serving others.
Want to become a mentor or mentee? If interested, please review the job description and requirements below and fill out the required submission form.