About Peer Mentoring

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The CAE Peer Mentoring Program supports the transition and retention of first-year students at UW-Madison. Upper-level undergraduates work with first-year students as they transition from high school to college by role-modeling leadership and academic and social skills. New students benefit from the experiences and campus strategies of older, more experienced, student leaders. The first-year transition to college is a big step; with CAE Student Leaders, first-year students make social and academic connections that ease the important adjustment to college life.

Components of our Peer Mentoring Program

First-year students will:

  • •Meet with their student leaders during the academic year  
  • •Attend recommended and required programs and workshops
  • •Use their student leaders as resources in adjusting to UW-Madison  

Student Leaders will:

  • •Facilitate, organize and plan programs, workshops, and co-curricular activities
  • •Learn professional and leadership skills
  • •Develop team work and collaborative skills
History of the Peer Mentoring Program

Historically, the CAE Peer Mentoring Program was focused on first- and second-year students’' successful transition to college by connecting them with a peer mentor. The program was revamped in 2013 to focus on the experiences of both first-year students and their mentors. The development and growth of the mentors were incorporated into the goals of the program.  

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinators, Chou Yee Ngue Her or Pa Her.