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 meet with their small group (7 per group) two hours per week for group study sessions and one hour a week for a social activity (usually a meal). Additional sessions are offered during "course request" to assist freshmen with th econtinued use of their pathway planner.
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. 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 also provides a series of professional workshops for Peer Mentees and Peer Mentors.
Past topics have included resume workshops and personal branding, planning and money management, as well as careers in business. The workshop schedule for 2015-16 is currently being planned.
PUMP Program applications:
Transfer PUMP Program applications:
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)