Transition Programs

Become a Mentor Header

Teal Bridge Mentors are volunteer transfer student leaders in the Office of Transition Programs, who serve as mentors and guides for new transfer students at UNCW.

Teal Bridge Mentors are selected during the fall semester, train in the spring semester and serve as a Teal Bridge Mentor for the following academic year.

Applications to become a mentor are currently closed, but if you are interested in the opportunity, please fill out the Teal Bridge Mentor Interest Survey and you will be contacted when applications re-open.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Carrie West at westc@uncw.edu or 910.962.7253.

Teal Bridge Mentor Qualifications

In order to become a Teal Bridge Mentor, students must:
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be in good disciplinary standing
  • Be classified as a transfer student at UNCW
  • Successfully complete spring and fall training
  • Possess a desire to help incoming transfer students

Teal Bridge Mentor Responsibilities

Teal Bridge Mentors will:
  • Participate in all training events and meetings during the 2018-2019 academic year 
  • Attend the Seahawk Leadership Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)  
  • Meet individually with each mentee once a month in September, October, and November and submit an email briefing on each of their meetings to westc@uncw.edu 
  • Plan a social activity or attend a campus event once a month with their entire mentee small group  
  • Plan an event once a month that is open to all transfer students  
  • Write and submit one blog post per semester to be included in the Transfer Scoop newsletter based on assigned month and a Seasons of Adjustment topic  
  • Help moderate the Teal Bridge: Transfer Student Programming GroupMe  

Teal Bridge Mentor Outcomes

As a result of their position and involvement with Teal Bridge, Teal Bridge Mentors will:
  • Possess a knowledge and understanding of UNCW departments and resources
  • Grow their understanding of leadership and learn how to utilize common leadership practices and skills
  • Develop interpersonal communication and counseling skills including one-on-one facilitation, group facilitation, and problem-solving skills
  • Develop program planning skills including organization, collaboration, and budget management
  • Build relationships with transfer students, fellow Teal Bridge Mentors, and university staff
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment

For more information on becoming a Teal Bridge Mentor, please contact Carrie West at westc@uncw.edu or 910.962.7253.