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Mentorship Program

Mentor Collective



The Science and Engineering mentorship program provides a vehicle for students to lead and succeed.


The peer mentorship program in the College of Science and Engineering at Winona State University pairs sophomores, juniors, and seniors with first-year students.

Through the program, experienced students support new students toward their academic and extracurricular goals to increase their sense of belonging, and help them to succeed.

Mentors will advise students, engage in discussions, serve as a resource and help mentees navigate the competing demands of college life.

How It Works

We have partnered with Mentor Collective, an online mentoring community. Students will be matched with a peer mentor based upon common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations.

To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience. Mentor Collective offers training, online support, and guidance to develop mentoring skills.

What do Mentors and Mentees Talk About?

  • How will a major impact your professional options
  • How to balance the demands of school and other obligations
  • How to make connections in an inclusive community
  • How to set yourself up for academic, social and career success
  • How to troubleshoot challenges

Curious what a mentor-mentee relationship is really like? Learn about Erika and Elisa's experience.

Why Be a Mentee?

Partner with a mentor toward your success to ensure that you thrive in college.

Mentors are matched to your interests and experiences and will offer guidance and inspiration to help you set goals and recognize opportunities. They will help you navigate challenges and avoid first-year pitfalls, since they have been where you are now.

Connect with others in an inclusive community and succeed!

Hear more from Elisa about her advice for students thinking about becoming a mentee.

Sign up to get a mentor

Why Be a Mentor?

Mentors connect with a mentee based on similar interests and experiences to help empower them to be confident in their identity.

As a mentor you will provide guidance to help your mentee set academic, social and personal goals. You will make an impact on a student’s first year at college while boosting your resume and your co-curricular transcript. 

Network with other mentors at WSU and lead! 

Hear more from Erika as she shares the positive impact that mentors have on first-year students' experiences. 

Sign up to BE a mentor

Questions? Contact Us!

WSU Foundation LogoLaura McCauley | Advising Specialist | College of Science and Engineering
507.457.5387 | | Mentor Collective

Charla Miertschin, Ph.D. | Dean | College of Science and Engineering
507.457.5585 |