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Academic Impressions Webcast: Developing and Administering Mentorship Programs for Transfer Students

Transfer students can easily feel lost in the crowd, especially at large institutions.  How can you create highly customized, individualized experiences for these students despite increasing demands?

Join us online to learn how the University of Michigan has worked with students, staff, and faculty to steadily grow transfer student support through their Transfer Connections Mentorship Program. We will cover key components of effective transfer mentorship programs, from initial needs research through assessment.  You’ll get advice on providing personalized support to transfer students while also learning what it takes to administer the program.


Ayeza Siddiqi will share how a mentorship program with just 2 peer mentors serving 15 new transfer students has grown over 10 years to serve nearly 100 transfer students annually.  In outlining this growth, Ayeza will give you tips on:

  • How to conduct a needs assessment to identify the services that would most benefit your students
  • How to gain buy-in and support from students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus
  • How to use data to help grow and improve your program

Access this webcast with your Academic Impressions membership.