Become a Mentor
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Becoming an IPMP mentor is a growing experience that will help you develop your leadership and professional skills. IPMP mentor selection is a competitive process. Here you will find the eligibility requirements and application process.
IPMP Mentors are selected each spring semester to serve for a minimum of one semester.
Learn more about IPMP at an Upcoming Call-Out Meeting! Details below.
IPMP mentors attending IUPUI's annual Mentoring Symposium
Learn about IPMP at a Call Out
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Location: ES 2132 (Education Social Work)
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Location: UC 104
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: ES2132 (Education Social Work)
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Location: ES2132 (Education Social Work)
IPMP MissionThe IPMP is a family, a global one of mentors, coordinators, a manager and director, and of course our mentees hailing from countries all over the world. Our mission is simple:
We aim to guide the successful social, cultural, and academic adjustment of IUPUI students from all over the world. IPMP equips undergraduate international students with the knowledge, support system, and tools to prosper at IUPUI and in the US.The IPMP team accomplishes this mission through pre-arrival assistance, one on one mentoring, social opportunities, and cultural programming.
Benefits of becoming a mentor
In addition to receiving a scholarship ($3,000/academic year), IPMP mentors advance their leadership and professional skills, make friends from around the world, and improve their inter-cultural communication skills.
Being an IPMP mentor is a great way to build your resume and demonstrate your maturity, excellence and leadership abilities to future employers.
IPMP Scholarship Requirements
To qualify to apply to IPMP you must:
- Be a current full-time undergraduate student at IUPUI with at least one semester of study remaining.
- Must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours at IUPUI prior to the start of the Spring application process.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.800 or higher.
- Must be in good standing with the university and have no record of disciplinary action.
- Possess positive communication and teamwork skills.
- Be reliable and have strong personal initiative.
- Be able to interact effectively and patiently with people from diverse cultures with varying levels of English proficiency.
- Have a strong desire to serve.
- Must be present in Indianapolis during the month of August as well as the entire Fall semester.
- If chosen to renew for the Spring semester, must also be present in Indianapolis during the month of January as well as the entire Spring semester
- Must be available to attend mandatory one day on-campus training (May) and 3-day training at Bradford Woods immediately following Spring semester final exams in May.
- Must be available to attend mandatory two day on-campus training during the last week of July.
IPMP mentors take part in the following activities for their time of service:
- Attend weekly meetings and monthly Socials on Friday afternoons, 2:30–4:00pm
- Spend about 10 hours per week on average on IPMP-related duties, with August and September being the busiest times
- Serve on a 3-member team to provide direct peer mentoring to an assigned group of incoming students
- Submit weekly progress report tracking documents/information.
- Serve in one of six Responsibility Areas
- Enroll in a 1-credit University College mentoring course each semester of IPMP service (Courses are tuition-free)
Becoming an IPMP Mentor involves several steps:
- Read the instructions and requirements carefully, especially the Responsibility Area descriptions.
- Collect information on your past volunteer service, leadership experiences, scholarships, and awards. Summarize this infomation into a professional resume.
- Write a 2-3 paged, double-spaced (12 pt font) statement of purpose, making sure to include the following information:
- Why are you applying to IPMP? What do you think it means to be a mentor? What unique contributions do you think you can make to this program? What do you hope to get out of it personally and professionally?
- Complete the online application and upload your personal statement. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to the Office of International Affairs in sealed envelopes.
- Attend a group interview. After submitting your application, OIA will contact you to confirm your group interview time, date, and location.
- If selected, attend an individual interview.
The 2019-2020 mentor application is now open.
Priority deadline: November 2, 2018Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Complete applications received by the priority deadline will be given preference for the date on which their group interview is held.Submitting an application by the priority deadline DOES NOT guarantee an interview. However, due to the competitive nature of this process, we do encourage early submissions.
Application Closes: January 2, 2019
Mentor selections are announced in early Spring.
Priority Application Deadline: November 2, 2018Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Complete applications received by the priority deadline will be given preference for the date on which their group interview is held.Submitting an application by the priority deadline DOES NOT guarantee an interview. However, due to the competitive nature of this process, we do encourage early submissions.
Application Closes: January 2, 2018
- Group Interviews will take place on January 11 & 12, 2018
- Individual Interviews will take place beginning one week after group interviews in January
Once selected, mentors will be required to attend the following trainings:
- Every Friday 2:30PM-4PM for on-going training
- May 6, 2019 - One day on-campus training
- May 11-13, 2019 - Three-day training at Bradford Woods immediately following Spring semester final exams - usually during Graduation Weekend.
- July 29 & 30, 2019 - Two day on-campus training during the last week of July
Additional trainings are required and will depend on the mentor's assigned Responsibility Area.