Student Life

UChicago Mentoring Program: Peer Mentors

65 positions available

The College Programming Office is looking to hire 65 upper-class students to serve as Peer Mentors for the UChicago Mentoring Program. Mentors will be assigned to Mentee Pods made up of ~30 incoming students. Engagement between Mentors and Mentees will begin in late May, via an online platform and continue, formally throughout the winter quarter. 

Peer Mentors are expected to attend training sessions in the spring quarter before they begin communicating with their mentees in May. Mentors will also receive UCMP swag, leadership opportunities, and opportunities to attend quarterly socials exclusively for mentors. 

Peer Mentor Details

Have questions? Please contact the College Programming Office at

Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m., Harper Memorial 140

Members of the UCMP Advisory Board will also be available for questions in the Reynolds Club Marketplace on the following days:
Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 PM
Thursday, February 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 PM

  • Applications open - Wednesday, February 13 
  • Applications close - Monday, March 4
  • Interviews - March 6 - 22 
  • Applicants notified - By Friday, April 5 
  • Peer Mentor welcome dinner - Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Training dates - Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kaela Allen

Kaela is a third-year, pre-med student from Seattle, WA pursuing a major in neuroscience and a minor in French. Outside of class, she is a Research Assistant in Surgical Research and a Career Peer Advisor. She is also involved in the Student Leadership Institute as a Peer Facilitator, Clinical Excellence Scholars Track, and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, doing yoga, and talking excessively about Seattle.

Neil Makhija

Neil is a third-year from New Jersey pursuing a double major in economics and psychology. On campus, he serves as a Captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and is involved in the Trott Business Program. He enjoys cooking, watching movies and spending time with his friends.

Alissa Kunczt

Alissa is a third-year, pre-med student from Greenwood, IN pursing a major in biological sciences. Outside of class, she is the Fundraising Chair of Volunteers around the World, a Cru Bible Study Leader and Executive Board Member, Research Assistant in the UChicago Hospital, and volunteers in the UChicago ER and Anti-Cruelty Society. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym.

Alice May

Alice is a second-year from Nashville, TN pursuing majors in comparative human development, English, and gender studies. She is interested in teaching or working in education policy. In her free time, she enjoys theater and creative writing.

Katherine Zhang

Katherine is a second-year from Arlington, TX studying economics. Outside of class, she enjoys listening to podcasts, playing violin in the University Symphony Orchestra, exploring restaurants downtown, and teaching music lessons.