Peer Mentoring Program

Introduction

The Chicana/o/x Studies Program, in collaboration with EWU’s Career Center and Office of Alumni Relations, has developed an in-person Peer Mentoring Program into a hybrid structure for two interconnected mentoring programs. The Peer Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for first-year first-generation Latina/o/x students to connect with advanced students of similar backgrounds to assist them with the academic and cultural transitions into college. Second, our Alumni/Community Mentoring Program focuses in supporting advanced first-generation Latina/o/x students to connect with working professionals to assist them with the transition from academic to professional settings.

Both mentoring programs build on partnerships with the internal and external Latina/o/x communities of students and professionals. Our ability to reach, connect, and support students and community members across our region functions through the Career Center’s online platform, Eagle Career Network (ECN). The ECN helps to facilitate conversations and collaborations between students, community members, and our Chicana/o/x Studies team at EWU. Hence, the need for online and in-person cultural, social, and educational events like workshops and keynote speakers that brings these groups together are vital components of these two overlapping mentoring programs to attract, retain, and support first-generation Latina/o/x students at EWU.

Become a Mentor

We’re looking for mentors to serve as a resource to fellow grads and current students by sharing your own academic experience. As a student mentor, you will have the opportunity to be guided by a professional expert in your field, who you can lean on for letters of recommendation, job advice, networking, and much more. During our annual “Speed Mentoring Event” and using the broader Eagle Career Network, you will be able to select your professional mentor that concise with your values and goals. This program will be launched in Fall Quarter of 2021 for the next cohort.

When you join as a mentor, you will be able to:

  • Be a mentor on your own terms
  • Share your professional journey and insights
  • Connect with and learn from other professionals
  • Reconnect with your community

Those eligible for as a PMP Mentor are:

  • EWU first-generation junior, Seniors, Graduate Students
  • Targeted towards Latinx/Hispanic identified students, but open to all students
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA 
  • Preferred Bilingual (Spanish and English) 
  • Has been involved on campus with organizations or clubs 
  • Positive Attitude and desire to empower and build community 
  • Must attend all mandatory seminars & work-study meetings

Interested? Applications open on May 1st, 2021. Fill out the application and email it to chstrprogram@ewu.edu.

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2021 by 5:00 PM (PST).

Mentor Application

Become a Mentee

As a mentee, you will be guided by another experienced student with a similar background as you, who will aid in your academic growth and professional development. The PMP will provide you with guest speakers, workshops, internship awareness, upcoming events, and mentor & mentee socials.

When you join as a mentee, you will be able to:

  • Receive assistance in academic channels
  • Learn about the Chicana/o/x Culture
  • Transition through obstacles of college and team building
  • Reconnect with your community

Those eligible for as a PMP Mentee are:

  • First-generation first-years at Eastern, including transfer students
  • Targeted towards Latinx/Hispanic identified students, but open to all students
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA 
  • Willingness to grow and learn from others
  • Punctual to meetings and positive attitude towards meeting others
  • Must attend all mandatory seminars
  • Must enroll in course CHST 196: Thriving for College every quarter until the end of the academic year.

Interested? Applications open on May 1st, 2021. Fill out the application and email it to chstrprogram@ewu.edu.

Deadline to apply is July 1, 2021 by 5:00 PM (PST).

Mentee Application

HBPA Community Mentorship of Color

The Hispanic Business & Professional Association (HBPA) has exciting news. They are partnering with the Carl Maxey Center to develop a first-ever Community Mentorship for the communities of color in Spokane. They are seeking professional mentors to guide High School Students located in the Spokane County to reach their career goals. Chicana/o/x Studies is thrilled to continue this partnership with HBPA by outreaching and investing time in growing this program.

Community Mentor

If you are interested in signing up as a community mentor, please email HBPA at asociacion.hispanaspokane@gmail.com.

High School Student

If you are a High School Student interested in connecting with a Spokane community mentor, please contact Sarahi Gutierrez at chstprogram@ewu.edu with the subject line “HBPA Mentorship Program- High School Student” with your full name, phone number, year in school, and name of High School.  We look forward to working with you.

Community Mentor

EWU’s Career Center and Office of Alumni Relations are teaming up to launch a new professional networking and mentorship community, called the Eagle Career Network (ECN), and Chicana/o/x Studies has been chosen as a pilot group! We’re looking for alumni and friends of our community to serve as a resource to fellow grads and current students by sharing your own professional experience, both in the broader Eagle Career Network, as well as in our Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x, and Hispanic Mentoring Group.

When you join as mentor, you will be able to:

  • Be a mentor on your own terms
  • Share your professional journey and insights
  • Connect with and learn from other professionals
  • Reconnect with your community

We hope to have a robust community of mentors available to our students. Once you completely fill out your profile on ECN, we will be contacting you on September 1st, 2021 about the “Speed Mentoring Event” where you will be able to meet potential student mentees, and those mentees will pick their top 3 professional mentors they would like to be mentored by.

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