Undergraduate Programs

Pamplin's Undergraduate Mentoring Programs (PUMP)

Pamplin's Undergraduate Mentoring Programs (PUMP) assists incoming freshmen and transfer students with their college transition by providing positive academic, professional, and social environments outside of the classroom. PUMP Peer Mentors are selected and trained to offer academic advice and guidance to freshman and transfer students while providing their own student perspective on the Pamplin education. This program provides opportunities to learn about personal and professional leadership as well as other aspects of the business career.

Freshmen Peer Mentees are required to attend at least two hours of mentor assisted academic assistance sessions per week (available from 1:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. on Sundays, 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. on Mondays). Freshmen mentees are required to meet with their small group (7 per group) one hour a week for a social activity, usually a meal, and will meet for individual mentoring on a regular basis with their mentor. Additional sessions are offered during "course request" to assist freshmen with the continued use of their pathway planner. Tutor sessions will also be provided to PUMP mentees.

Transfer mentees are required to meet with their small group (5 per group, grouped by major if possible) one hour a week for a social activity, and will meet for individual mentoring on a regular basis with their mentor. Transfer mentees are not required to attend Academic Assistance Sessions, but are welcome to take advantage of the study opportunity. PUMP provides opportunities for the small groups to interact with one another in large group social activities, such as bowling and movie nights, as well as medium size groups for activities such as intramural's and outings..

PUMP provides a series of professional workshops for Peer Mentees and Peer Mentors. The 2013-14 PUMP Workshops:

September 10, 2013 Communication in Business
Presented by Business Horizons and Emily Africa
October 8, 2013 Resumes and Personal Branding
Presented by VT Pi Sigma Epsilon
November 5, 2013 Mentoring in Business
Presented by Deloitte
February 4, 2014 Planning & Money Management
Presented by PwC
March 4, 2014 Corporate Responsibility - What is it and Why?
Presented by Dominion Virginia Power
April 1, 2014 Major Night: Beginning My Career
Presented by our Pamplin Senior Panel

PUMP Program applications:

Transfer PUMP Program applications:

Meet the Peer Mentor's for 2013-2014

 

For more information, contact Mrs. Renee Cloyd.

 

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Small group study session (fall, 2013)

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PUMP Mentees speaking with Altria's Pamplin Student Ambassador, Araceli Valez, at the Pamplin Leadership Conference (November 8, 2013)