Peer Mentoring Program
What is Vet2Vet?
- Vet2Vet is a Peer Mentoring Program for veterans attending UNM. It is administered by the Veterans Resource Center (VRC).
What is the purpose of Vet2Vet?
- To provide a supportive environment for incoming student veterans in order to ease their transition from military to civilian and/or academic life.
How does it work?
- "Seasoned" student veterans (i.e. mentors) are matched with incoming student veterans (i.e. mentees/proteges) who could benefit from having a guide, coach, or resource person during their first year at UNM.
- "Soft Skill" Development- opportunity to develop/enhance skills in effective communication (e.g. developing rapport, active listening, providing/ receiving feedback, etc.)
- Knowledge Sharing- chance to share knowledge regarding your major and career aspirations, effective study habits, school/community resources, social activities, etc.
- Instrinsic Satisfaction- gained through acting as a guide, coach, and/or resource person
- Resume Building - mentoring demonstrates the effectiveness of your soft skills and ability to share knowledge, which are qualities highly in demand by employers
- Tradition - as a V2V Mentor you become part of a UNM Tradition for the student veteran community; and your mentee/protege may become a future mentor
- Passion to contribute to another's development
- Enrolled at UNM: successfully completed 1 year @ UNM
- GPA 2.5+
- Student Veteran or Military Service Member
- Attend monthly development workshops
- Easy access to an experienced UNM student veteran, who has "been there"
- Personalized guidance, encouragement, and camaraderie during first year at UNM to ease the transition from military to civilian/ academic life
- Assistance with reaching your academic, social--and ultimately--professional goals
- Not having to "go it alone" during your first year at UNM
- Skill development that could lead to you becoming a future V2V Mentor
- Enrolled at UNM
- Student Veteran Military Service Member
- Attend required workshops/training
- Meet with mentor weekly
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Mulvihill, Vet2Vet Program Coordinator at (505)277-1596 or by email at Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org