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Argo Transfer Mentor Network

Enhance your time at UWF through our peer mentoring program, Argo Transfer Mentor Network.

The Argo Transfer Mentor Network is a volunteer mentoring program that helps you navigate UWF as a new transfer student with a recently completed AA degree! Participation means you will be matched with a volunteer mentor who is an experienced UWF student trained to offer guidance and advice as you acclimate to life as a UWF student. You and your mentor will connect regularly via text, phone, or email. Scroll down to register!

How it Works

Students will be matched with a junior or senior peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and/or professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

Sign Up to Find Your Mentor!

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Connect with a current student who shares a familiar course of study, interests, life experience, or aspiration in ways that work for both of you—whether it’s video chatting, texting, meeting for coffee, or a combination.

Common discussion topics include:

  • 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?

Sign Up to Become a Mentor!

Mentor sign up  

You choose the level of involvement!

We are actively enrolling mentors for the upcoming school year. If you’re interested in learning more about Argo Transfer Mentor Network and are currently a transfer junior or senior degree-seeking student, sign up!

Mentor Frequently Asked Questions

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Technically, one academic year; however, we encourage you to remain in contact beyond this if you develop a strong relationship with your mentee.

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UWF utilizes volunteer mentors, as many students are eager to support new transfer students in navigating UWF’s beautiful campus. We welcome (and encourage) mentors to include your experience as a mentor on LinkedIn or your resume. As a mentor, you have the chance to develop strong leadership and communication skills.

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Aside from developing leadership skills, you’ll receive a LinkedIn trained mentor certification that you can also add to your resume. You’ll be a part of a community of mentors in programs across the country, have access to Mentor Office Hours where you can ask questions and share ideas with other mentors, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive mentorship events.

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That’s fine! You always have the option to adjust your involvement. Email if you want to opt out of the program, reduce the number of students you support, increase the number of students you support, or have questions.

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Mentors can take any number of mentees they are interested in. Most mentors take somewhere between 2 and 5 mentees at a time. The most important thing is that you do what feels right for you.

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After you register, there are a couple of next steps:

  • Fill out a brief matching survey that tells us about you and your preferences (5-10 minutes)
  • Complete your mentor training that goes over the basics of Mentor Collective and being an effective mentor (45 minutes)
  • After those steps, you and your mentee can determine together what timing works best for you. You will be expected to speak with your mentee once a month, but anything more than that is up to both of you. Most mentors spend between 1 and 3 hours a month per mentee.

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We take concerns like these very seriously. As a mentor, you will have different opportunities for sharing a concern like this with us. 

While reporting conversations on the MC website, you can indicate any concern you have about your mentee (or that your mentee needs extra support), as well as through monthly texts we send you.

Once you let us know about a serious concern, we send your concern to a point person in your program who can reach out to your mentee and provide extra resources and support.