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Commuter & Transfer Commons Associates

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Commuter & Transfer Commons Associates (CTAs) are responsible for making sure that the Commons provides a welcoming and resource-rich environment for the diverse population of commuter & transfer students at the UW.

Dawg Daze Student Advisory Board

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

Dawg Daze Student Advisory Board (DDSAB) serves as the student voice of Dawg Daze. This group meets 3 times in spring quarter and will serve as team captains during Dawg Daze. You have the opportunity to mentor Dawg Daze Leaders at a 1 day training in September.

Dawg Daze Leaders

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

Dawg Daze Leaders support the UW’s week of welcome called Dawg Daze. This volunteer role allows you to support events and help welcome new students to campus.


DO-IT: Mentoring and Peer Support for People with Disabilities

Mentor: College Students
Mentee: High School Students

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) electronic mentoring community provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to communicate via email and during program activities with mentors and other students with disabilities. DO-IT mentors inspire and facilitate personal, academic, and career achievements in the DO-IT mentees, who are college-capable students with disabilities pursuing challenging academic and career fields.


Dream Project

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: High School Students

As a Dream Project mentor, you will learn about college access, social justice, and mentorship, and partner with high school students in South King County to support them on post-secondary planning and accessing higher education. Training and transportation are provided and leadership opportunities are available for returning students. Open to all UW students; to join, register for EDUC 260 & EDUC 369.

Economics Undergraduate Mentorship Program

Mentor: Alumni, Community Members
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Economics Mentorship program links undergraduate economics students with volunteer mentors in order to enable students to develop life and career skills through the guidance of seasoned professionals. Mentoring allows the student to learn about specific jobs, career paths, networking, organizational cultures, business functions and industries. Students receive constructive feedback about career goals, career building, personal skills and business skills.


Evans School Mentorship Program

Mentor: Evans School Alumni
Mentee: Second-year MPAStudents

The Evans School Mentorship Program aims to connect alumni with current MPA students. Second-year MPA students are invited to apply in the fall and the program runs annually from January to June. Evans School alumni interested in serving as mentors should contact Evans School Career Development by emailing


First Year Interest Groups

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

First year students can enroll in a FIG to be mentored by an experienced UW student. Returning UW students can gain teaching and mentoring skills by leading a class of incoming first years.


FYP Student Coordinators

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Student Coordinator position is highly visible on the UW campus and interacts daily with newly admitted students, their parents, University administrators, faculty, and staff. There are several Student Coordinators in First Year Programs, each with specific functional responsibilities.


FIUTS Orientation Facilitators

Mentor: College Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

FIUTS Facilitators are students who volunteer for FIUTS programs and get experience in leadership, cross-cultural communication, and build international awareness. Facilitators play an important role in FIUTS Events & Activities, International Student Orientation, special event coordination, and Community and Education Programs. As a facilitator, you can learn new skills, participate in a portfolio and Intercultural Leadership Certificate, make friends from around the world, and support FIUTS’ mission to inspire cross-cultural friendship and understanding on campus and in our community. Facilitators can be any UW student, international or local, graduate or undergraduate.


Foster Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Mentor: Foster School of Business Alumni
Mentee: Foster School Undergraduate Students

The mission of the Foster School of Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program is to enrich and support the professional, academic and personal experiences of students by intentionally pairing them with Foster alumni. These mentoring relationships assist students in the transition from academic to professional life and support individual success at Foster and beyond.


Husky Leadership Certificate

Mentor: Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

As part of the Husky Leadership Certificate, students are matched with a leadership mentor who helps the student reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. Students also create an e-portfolio in which they demonstrate their growth and accomplishments as leaders, and share their achievements with the broader community at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership.


Jackson School Student-Alumni Mentor Program

Mentor: Alumni
Mentee: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Jackson Student-Alumni Mentor Program is an exciting opportunity designed to create a stronger JSIS community and support the professional goals of Jackson School students. The Jackson Student-Alumni Mentor Program matches each student with a mentor (either alumni or friends of the Jackson School) based on their academic and professional interests.


MBA Mentoring Program

Mentor: Professionals
Mentee: Graduate Students

The MBA Mentor Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the way business is practiced today, under the guidance of top executives. The MBA Mentor Program is a partnership between the Foster School of Business and Seattle’s leading businesses. Students have the opportunity to visit major Northwest companies and see business leadership skills in action. They also learn ways of navigating career objectives in work and life. The program is based on mutual interest in developing the talents and abilities of our current MBA students—the future leaders of commerce in the Northwest and beyond.


OMA&D: Mentor Power for Success

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breadth of what the university has to offer.

Orientation Leader

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

Orientation Leaders (OLs) assist incoming freshman, transfer students and their families in their transition to the UW. OLs play a vital role in the Advising and Orientation program and introduce topics such as academics, student involvement, housing options and more.


Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors Program

Mentor: Undergraduate Student, Staff
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad Ambassadors will work in close cooperation with UW Study Abroad staff to promote study abroad to UW students. By honing and developing professional and communication skills, peer ambassadors simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience.


Public Relations Student Society of America: Mentor Program

Mentor: Professionals
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

As members of PRSSA, you can benefit from receiving help from professionals in the Puget Sound Chapter of PRSA. Each PRSSA member has the opportunity to be matched with a professional, who will be available for one to two-hour mentoring sessions a month. Depending on the experience of the student, mentoring sessions vary.


Q Center: Queer Mentoring Program

Mentor: Undergraduate students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Q Center connects UW students (mentees) who are exploring their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression with queer UW students, staff, faculty, and alumni (mentors) who have been there, can relate to, and have tips for living a happy and fulfilling life.


Undergraduate Women in Business: Mentorship Program

Mentor: Foster School Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Foster School Graduate Students

Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB) offers its members a unique way to connect with others within their sister club, Women in Business (WiB). Members are matched based on personal goals and interests through the UWiB Mentorship Program. WiB is an association of MBA students at the Foster School of Business, that works with UWiB members to provide guidance on everything from academics to career paths.

Unite UW

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

Unite UW was created to “unite” the domestic and international student community at the University of Washington. The program matches an international or exchange student with a domestic student and provides opportunities for them to participate in various activities together on the UW campus and around Seattle, to foster meaningful relationships, create cultural exchanges and promote greater integration and individual understanding.

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Undergraduate Research Program 

Mentor: Faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and research staff
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) connects undergraduate students to faculty-mentored research opportunities at the UW in all academic fields. The URP offers information sessions, one-on-one advising, and workshops for mentees to help search for and thrive in undergraduate research positions. In addition, the URP hosts a database of research opportunities where mentors can post positions for undergraduate students and provides additional resources and support for research mentors.



University Honors Program: Honors Peer Meeting

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

This pilot program is a joint effort between UW Honors and the UW Alumni Association to connect our graduates with upperclassmen who are actively preparing themselves for “life after college.” As an alumni mentor, you will help current students understand their own unique objectives and potential as they consider their long-term goals. As a mentee, you benefit from the experience and focused attention of someone who has survived and thrived their own transitions. Your feedback will also help us develop the best methods and tools to ensure lots of successful mentor/mentee experiences in the years to come.


UW Leaders

Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentee: Undergraduate Students

UW Leaders (UWL) is a program of the Associated Students of University of Washington (ASUW) that offers leadership-building opportunities for first, second, and transfer third-year students. Whether students have been involved in past leadership or want to start now, UW Leaders maximizes their leadership potential and welcomes them into a close-knit, meaningful community of accomplished individuals.

UW Women’s Center Mentoring

Mentor: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Professionals
Mentee: High School Students

Join Making Connections for an opportunity to change the life of a high school student. Offer guidance, support, and motivation to first generation students who are exploring higher education and careers in the STEM fields.