Mentor Collective2022-04-12T12:21:21-04:00

Mentor Collective

In our continued efforts to support student success, FIU has partnered with Mentor Collective to promote student mentorship through the Panther2Panther Mentor Collective Program. The program, a partnership between the Division of Academic and Career Success and <college specific>, pairs first-year and second-year students with trained upper-level student mentors who will guide them through the college experience.

Once paired, both mentors and mentees have access to a shared online site they can use to find resources and set goals. Mentors and mentees meet regularly before and during the school year, forming a supportive relationship grounded in growth and shared experiences.

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How it Works

Students will be matched with a mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

What do Mentors and Mentees Discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Become a Mentor

  • Mentors with a minimum of a 2.4 GPA and in good disciplinary standing, will complete a survey about themselves and their backgrounds.
  • Mentor Collective matches first-year and second-year students (mentees) and mentors based on similar interests and backgrounds, or what’s important to them.
  • We expect mentees to begin signing up in January 2022. Once you are matched with a mentee(s), you both decide how and how often you want to connect, which can happen via email, phone, video chat, text, or in-person.

We strongly encourage you to consider becoming a Panther2Panther mentor and make a difference in the success of an incoming FIU student, while gaining from your experience. This is an excellent opportunity to help our incoming first-year and second-year students build affinity to FIU, a sense of belonging, and feeling of community, while offering you the chance as a mentor to give back.

Mentor Collective will email you more information—please review it, and do not hesitate to contact Panther2Panther Mentor Collective at if you have questions. For more information about FIU’s Panther2Panther Mentor Collective program, visit