Student Life

UChicago Mentoring Program: Peer Mentors

75 positions available

The College Programming Office is looking to hire 75 upper-class students to serve as Peer Mentors for the UChicago Mentoring Program. Mentors will be assigned to Mentee Pods made up of ~25 incoming students. Engagement between Mentors and Mentees will begin over the summer, and continue throughout the fall quarter. Face to face interactions are built into the Orientation Week schedule starting 2020! 

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

Please visit the Orientation Team page to learn more on how to apply!

UCMP Banquet

Peer Mentor Details

Have questions? Please contact the College Programming Office at

Meghan Bonnist

Meghan is a second-year from Suffern, New York pursuing a double major in environmental science and environmental and urban studies. On campus she is on the Women’s Lacrosse team, an EPIC intern, and a social media coordinator for the Student Alumni Committee. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring downtown Chicago!

Michelle Cho

Michelle is a third year pre-med from Atlanta, GA who is majoring in Neuroscience and Biology. She is a Research Assistant in the APEX Lab, a lifeguard, and a Jumpstart Core Member on campus. She is also a swimmer on the UChicago Swim and Dive team, and is a part of the UChicago Emergency Medical Response Unit. When she’s not in the pool or the classroom, she enjoys baking cookies, watching stand-up, and painting.

Genevieve De Gange

Genevieve is a third year Creative Writing and French double major from Temecula, California. She works on campus at the University of Chicago Press and serves on one of Uchicago's many Model UN committees. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking with her friends, and tending to her house plants.

Antonio Del Sesto

Tony is a third year from Chicago pursuing a double major in Economics and East Asian Languages & Civilizations. Outside of class, he is also involved with the Phoenix Outdoor Program, and boxes as part of a Chicago Park District team. In his free time, he likes to cook, exercise, and listen to music

Timmy Lin

Timmy is a second year from Taiwan pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Economics. On campus, he serves the Events Chair of Taiwanese American Student Association and involves in the juggling club. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing pool with his friends. 

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.

Heather Weller

Heather is a third-year from New York Mills, MN majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Human Rights. Heather is the founder and COO of a nonprofit called “Thank a Veteran” that aims to thank our veterans, soldiers, and their families. In addition to being a cofounder of Open Access, a group that works in the disability rights field, she spends her time being engaged in the following activities: serving on the student advisory committees for the Office of Civic Engagement and Center for College Student Success, as an Institute of Politics Ambassador, on the boards of the Maroon Veterans Alliance, Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance, and Chicago Peace Corp, and UC Cheer.  

2020 Important Dates

  • Applications open - February 1
  • Applications close - March 31
  • Interviews
  • Training Dates
    • Friday, April 17
    • Friday, May 22
    • Friday, September 25
  • Participation in O-Week program

Learn about our O-Team Positions at the following Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 29 at 5:00 PM in Harper Memorial Library 284
  • Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 PM in Harper Memorial Library 284
  • Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 PM in Harper Memorial Library 284