UCSC Slug Mentor Network

The Slug Mentor program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it Works

Students will be matched with an alum or peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

 

      Become a mentor     Mentee sign-ups start late August

Mentee registration will open in mid to late August, stay tuned for details!

What do Mentors and Mentees Discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Quotes from Mentees:

“I'm really excited to have someone there for me. It's nice knowing that I'm not
completely alone and hopefully can be someone I can reach out to if I'm having a hard
time in school or other activities.”

“My mentor has been an amazing help in my life; he makes me realize and see things
more clearly. Sometimes it's in front of your face but can't see until someone puts it into
words for you.”