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Quest Mentoring Program

 



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For Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Quest Scholars:

The deadline to sign up to be a Quest Mentor has passed. However, you can still participate! Please reach out to the Liaison at your QSN Chapter. He or she will make sure to get you involved.

 For Freshmen:

Congratulations on being a Quest Scholar! We are excited for you to be part of the Quest Mentoring Program and the Quest Scholars Network (QSN).

The Quest Mentoring Program will ease your transition into college and give you some fun opportunities to meet great people. You can create friendships with Quest Scholars who have already been in your shoes! If you did not opt out of participating and have not heard from your Quest Mentor, please reach out to the Liaison at your QSN Chapter and email theteam@questscholars.org so we can make sure you're on our mailing list.

 

2012 liaisonconference weekend 51-002"Mentoring through Quest gave me the incredible opportunity to support an incoming Quest Scholar in her transition to college. Even though I was officially the mentor, I often found much-needed comfort and validation in conversations with my mentee."

– Erin Turner, Northwestern University, Class of 2014

 

About Quest Mentoring:

We have made big changes to the Quest Mentoring Program! Here are some updates that should be happening in your chapter:

  • Liaisons will create Mentor Families headed by two to five Co-Mentors with complementing academic and extracurricular interests.
  • Co-Mentors and all Mentors will work together to encourage Mentees (incoming freshmen) to get involved with the QSN Chapter.
  • Mentor Directories will be available so that Mentees can reach out directly to any Mentor, whether or not they are in the same Mentor Family.
  • Look out for more mentoring resources, regular messages from Quest Staff, and the monthly Quest Connections newsletter to help guide your Mentor Families throughout the academic year!

 

FAQs:

What is the Quest Mentoring Program?

The Quest Mentoring Program provides a means for incoming and current Quest Scholars to connect with each other at QuestBridge partner colleges. Our main objective is to help new students adjust to their college environments and feel a sense of belonging and friendship.

 

Who is a Quest Mentor?

Any Quest Scholar who is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior can be a Quest Mentor. Mentors should be informed peers who can offer guidance, listen actively, and point out campus resources and opportunities to their mentees. 

 

Who is a Quest Mentee?

Any Quest Scholar who is an incoming freshman and has filled out the Are You a Quest Scholar? form before June 1, 2014 will be assigned to a Mentor Family by their Quest Liaison. Mentees will learn from the knowledge and experiences of an older Quest Scholar at their school. 

 

How can I get involved?

Check out the top of the page to see how to get involved! Your Liaison will introduce you to your Mentor Family this summer so you can start getting in touch before classes begin. 

 

What if I didn’t sign up to be a mentor in time?

It’s not too late! You can always be included in a Mentor Family.  Here’s what you can do:

Quest Mentors: Email your Quest Liaison if you’ve missed the chance to sign up. Here is a PDF of the Mentor Sign Up Form so you can provide answers to help your Liaison assign you to a Mentor Family.

Quest Mentees: Please email theteam@questscholars.org so we know you’re attending a QuestBridge partner college. To be added to a Mentor Family, email your Quest Liaison.  

 

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