University-Wide Mentoring Resources
- Alumni NetWorks
- Guide for Graduate Students at a Diverse University
- Pathways to Student Success and Excellence Program (POSSE)
- University Mentorship Program (UMP)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
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The UM Alumni Association's Alumni NetWorks is a career service that offers graduates and current students the opportunity to gain information and networking contacts from one of UM's most valuable resources, its alumni. Through this program, participants are able to contact alumni mentors who have volunteered to provide career coaching on topics ranging from information about their career, how to enter the job market, or relocating to a specific city.
Guide for Graduate Students at a Diverse University
This guidebook for graduate students reflects Rackham's acknowledgment of the important role mentoring plays within graduate education. Rackham developed this handbook to assist faculty and graduate students in forming mentoring relationships that are based on realistic goals, expectations and understandings of one another.
Pathways to Student Success and Excellence Program (POSSE)
POSSE is one of the programmatic efforts of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), a student-focused office responsible for administering a variety of educational multicultural programs for the University. POSSE is dedicated to the total and holistic development of underrepresented students. They coordinate and implement comprehensive educational and social programming, including a mentoring program, and peer groups for undergraduate students related to academic success and professional development.
University Mentorship Program (UMP)
The University Mentorship Program, a part of the Office of New Student Programs, provides support to students making the transition from high school to college. Mentorship is open to all first-year students. The program is one of the many Michigan Learning Communities available to students on campus. These programs help to make the University a smaller place by building relationships between students, faculty and staff. Throughout the fall semester Mentorship groups participate in a variety of activities, both academic and social, that work towards supporting and encouraging each first-year student.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between first- and second-year students and UM faculty. All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, providing a wealth of research topics from which students can choose. The program continues to grow, offering more first and second year students the opportunity to be part of an exciting research community. Today, approximately 900 students and over 600 faculty researchers are engaged in research partnerships.