Antleader Mentorship Program
The Antleader Mentorship Program (AMP) is a 1.3 unit P/NP University Affairs leadership course designed to aid first year students in adjusting to university life and build their sense of identity, leadership, and community. The program is primarily designed to aid students of first-generation and low-income backgrounds, but all first year students are eligible to apply to be a mentee. Students who are accepted as mentees will be paired with a mentor the AMP Commission felt would best serve their needs. Mentees must attend the weekly class Tuesday 5:00PM-6:50PM for the Fall and Winter Quarters.
- Gain access to exclusive knowledge that only our workshops and mentors can provide
- Create a network on campus
- Gain exposure to professionals in Advertising, Health Care, Law, Business, etc.
- Build self-confidence, leadership and communication skills
- Practice your interview skills, draft a resume, and learn how to become involved both on and off campus
- 1-on-1 peer mentorship with students of similar major and interest
- Provides an outlet for creativity and promotes school spirit
- Socials/Community events that can serve as an alternative study break
- Learn about available on-campus resources
- Strengthen interpersonal skills
- Receive 1.3 units each quarter for enrolling in the class
Who is eligible to apply?
AMP is committed to the smooth transition of all incoming students for their first year at UCI. Our program is also geared towards low income, first-generation college students. However, anyone is welcome to apply to be mentees as long as they are an incoming first year student at UCI.
How are mentees selected into the program?
Once you’ve submitted an application, AMP Commission, a board of 14 student leaders in the program, will review your application. Applicants are then chosen through a variety of criteria based on interest and need for the program.
When will I hear back about my decision into the program?
Expect to hear back from us around week 2 of Fall Quarter. All decisions should be sent out by the end of week 2.
How many mentees will be selected to be in the program?
Due to our size and limited resources and one-on-one mentorship, our program can only accommodate as many mentees as our mentors.
What are the time commitments for this program?
Mentees must attend a 1.3 unit, Pass/No Pass course that meets once a week for 2-3 hrs. Additionally, mentees are asked to interact with their respective mentor throughout the year.
Is the class required?
Class is mandatory! Mentees are required to enroll in the class for both Fall and Winter in order to be considered into the program. Alternative options to class will only be provided if there is a dire circumstance or if scheduling conflicts arise later on in the quarter.
What kinds of AMP community events are there?
AMP wide community events are student made and student run. Mentees and mentors will engage in a variety of events such as UCI sponsored events (i.e. Summerlands, Shocktoberfest, Soulstice), movie nights, community service events, food runs, holiday themed socials, competitive sports and other socials mentees/mentors would like to see happen in the program.
Are AMP community events mandatory?
AMP Community events are part of your grade. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to attend all socials/community events so that you may not only earn points toward your grade, but to also have the opportunity to meet all the other mentees/mentors. Unless a good reason is given we expect a good amount of participation. If you are unable to attend a social you must inform us a few days in ad