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Click here to apply to be a 2021 Teal Bridge Mentor!

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.

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

Teal Bridge Mentor Timeline

  • Applications Open – February 3
  • Applications Due – March 3
  • Interview Signup Deadline – March 5
  • Virtual Interviews – March 8-11
  • Selection Notification – March 12
  • Decisions Due - March 17

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 weekly training meetings from March to April
  • Participate in a half-day retreat on Friday, August 13
  • Participate in monthly mentor meetings in the fall semester
  • Meet individually with each mentee at least once during the semester and submit a meeting briefing to the Coordinator
  • Work with an assigned partner to plan an event that is open to all transfer students  
  • Attend the Kickoff Event and at least two (2) Teal Bridge sponsored programs in the fall semester in addition the assigned event to plan
  • Assist with new Teal Bridge Mentor recruitment efforts including tabling, social media campaigns, and word of mouth 

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.