What is TEAM?
The TEAM (Triton Employees as Mentors) Program is a mentoring program designed to improve academic success and support first-year students as they reach their educational and career goals. The primary focus is to provide structured, trusting mentoring relationships to students that facilitate academic and personal growth.
What are the benefits of being part of TEAM?
The greatest benefit of mentoring is that a mentee has the opportunity to meet and spend time with someone who cares about his/her well being. It’s also a great way to get connected on campus.
It is our goal that program participants will:
• Improve his/her academic performance
• Demonstrate personal and professional growth
• Learn about career opportunities and goal-setting
• Graduate (and transfer, if applicable)
What is the time requirement?
Each relationship develops its own pattern, but as a general rule, a student is asked to meet with their mentor for approximately 30 to 60 minutes, twice a month. The ongoing relationship is nurtured through telephone and e-mail contact.
Mentees are encouraged to attend various student success workshops throughout the year (e.g. Success in College, Financial Aid, Support Services on Campus, and more).
TEAM relationships will last the duration of the academic year, with the choice of extending the relationship throughout your time at Triton.
Who will my mentor be?
Mentees are matched with mentors based on personal preference. You may choose to be matched according to your area of study, gender, ethnicity, or career goals.
Mentors are provided training, and both mentor and mentee are provided with guidelines. The TEAM Program Coordinator will continually provide support to both the mentor and mentee.
How do I join?
Students may sign up for the program in the beginning of the school year, or during an orientation session. Interested students should contact Jacquelyn Werner, Student Success Strategist (and TEAM Program Coordinator). Otherwise, you may even be contacted and asked to join the TEAM.
All interested students will complete a Mentee Application. This application will help the TEAM program staff best match you with a mentor.