Pamplin Undergraduate Peer Mentoring (PUMP)
Pamplin's Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP) assists incoming freshmen with their college transition by providing positive academic and social environments outside of the classroom. PUMP Peer Mentors are selected and trained to offer academic advice and guidance to freshman 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.
Peer Mentors meet with their Peer Mentees at least two hours a week for small group study sessions. Additional sessions are offered during "course request" to assist freshmen with the continued use of their pathway planner.
Peer Mentors meet with their Peer Mentees at least one hour per week in a social setting, usually over a meal. These social gatherings help develop friendships as well as create positive social networks that supports college success. PUMP provides opportunities for the small groups to interact with one another in large group social activities, such as bowling and movie nights.
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
For more information, contact Mrs. Renee Cloyd.
Small group study session (fall, 2013)
PUMP Mentees speaking with Altria's Pamplin Student Ambassador, Araceli Valez, at the Pamplin Leadership Conference (November 8, 2013)