Mixed at Berkeley Recruitment and Retention Center is excited to announce its first annual Community College Mentorship Program! This advising mentorship is intended for recruiting mixed and underrepresented students of color into higher education. MRRC will be coordinating the mentor-mentee match and have group events, but the mentor and mentee will be able to set up their own meeting times and locations.
To help support you for volunteering for this mentorship, we will also be offering and giving you a chance to earn one of (5) five $200 scholarships to selected mentors who show outstanding progress and support for their mentees, which will be selected at the end of the mentorship by the Transfer Recruitment Director.
There are many reasons why you should be a mentor: - The college application process is complicated for Community College (CC) Students, as they face different requirements in admissions than those of High Schoolers, and have fewer advisers to advise them along the way.
- CC students may experience trouble navigating which of their classes are transferable into the Institution they're interested in, or be unaware of supplemental resources/websites that are useful for this task.
- Mentors can help to answer questions which CC students have regarding the transfer process; such as whether one's classes are transferable, the most effective way to choose extracurriculars for one's resume, or how one should dictate their prior class unit information onto UC, CSU, and Private School Applications.
- Mentors can offer a helping hand to first-generation and low-income CC students in navigating the college application and financial aid process