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
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