Mentorship comes in many forms. In the Kickstart Program you can elect to have a peer mentor and/or an alumni mentor. Kickstart peer mentors are students who support you during your first semester. They offer a roadmap to USD. They show you the overall map, where you are, routes that may get you to where you want to go, and the positives and negatives of taking a detour.
Participants can also ask to be matched with an alumni mentor. The USD alumni community includes 70,000 alumni in all stages of life, industries and occupations, and locations across the country. Kickstart students will have direct access to this network of human resources!
Kickstart members can also choose to become peer mentors to new students. These trained, paid positions offer more than the chance to help new students. Through your efforts to encourage your mentees to experience new things, you continue to grow your own confidence and skill set.