Transfer students can easily feel lost in the crowd, especially at large institutions. How can you create highly customized, individualized experiences for these students despite increasing demands?
Join us online to learn how the University of Michigan has worked with students, staff, and faculty to steadily grow transfer student support through their Transfer Connections Mentorship Program. We will cover key components of effective transfer mentorship programs, from initial needs research through assessment. You’ll get advice on providing personalized support to transfer students while also learning what it takes to administer the program.
Ayeza Siddiqi will share how a mentorship program with just 2 peer mentors serving 15 new transfer students has grown over 10 years to serve nearly 100 transfer students annually. In outlining this growth, Ayeza will give you tips on:
- How to conduct a needs assessment to identify the services that would most benefit your students
- How to gain buy-in and support from students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus
- How to use data to help grow and improve your program
Who should attend?
This program is designed for student support professionals who work directly with transfer students or who oversee transfer support. Enrollment Managers tasked with increasing student success and retention will also benefit. Whether you are a small or large institution, you will leave with advice for how to strengthen transfer student support through a transfer mentorship program.