The Wilkes University e-Mentoring Program provides first-year students with one-on-one and small group access to students who have been in their shoes before! This unique Wilkes experience through mentorship aids new Colonels in their transition to college as well as to provide an extraordinary supportive environment for academic excellence and personal growth.
A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behavior. An effective mentor understands that their role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic and tuned in to the needs of the mentee.
Wilkes University e-Mentors are student leaders who have had a varied campus experience. e-Mentors include resident assistants, club members, student athletes, study abroad travelers, student researchers, honors program awardees and much more!
Essentially, the e-Mentor is a Wilkes concierge, equipping the first-year students with information they need to have the best Wilkes experience possible!
Every incoming first-year and/or transfer student will receive an e-Mentor, an upperclassman in a related major that they can rely on for peer advice. This mentor becomes your guide and first friend at Wilkes!
e-Mentors communicate with their mentees prior to the start of the semester primarily through an introductory email sent in early June. First-year students meet their e-Mentors at summer orientation as they expertly guide them through the engaging experience.
The mentoring experience continues into Welcome Weekend and throughout the entire fall semester. e-Mentors provide information and resources available to students as they adjust to the University and college life, establishing a climate of trust, support and encouragement. e-Mentors are expected to communicate regularly with their mentees, but are not limited to electronic communication. Students often meet face-to-face for lunch or coffee, and mentee groups may attend campus events together as well.