Moody Mentor Program

What is the Moody Mentor Program? 

The Moody Mentor Program will foster a sense of belonging to and increase community within the Moody College of Communication. The mentoring relationship will provide support and encouragement during the critical transition to life at The University of Texas at Austin. Mentees will feel connected to the college and to the university through engagement with their mentor and associated programming. 

What to expect as a Mentor: 

First-year Moody College Success Scholars will be grouped with an experienced Moody Mentor and 4 - 5 other first-year Moody College Success Scholars. Success Scholars and Mentors will attend a weekly seminar together, and each group is expected to meet outside of class for at least 10 contact hours throughout the fall and spring semesters. 

 

What to expect as a Mentor Lead: 

Participate in monthly Moody Mentor Lead check–ins 
Coordinate and execute at least one community service or volunteer opportunity 
Coordinate bi-weekly check-ins with a small group of Moody Mentors 
Collaborate with fellow Moody Mentor Leads to create two presentations for the mentees 

How to apply to be a Moody Mentor: 

Complete the Moody Mentor application. The application consists of the following: 

  1. General information
  2. Short answers
  3. References
  4. Resume upload
  5. Interview with Student Advising Staff, if requested 

Eligibility to be a Moody Mentor: 

Students must: 

  • Be a Moody College of Communication major;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at The University of Texas at Austin;
  • Have completed 24 hours or more by the end of the current semester (including dual credit, transfer work, and credit by exam);
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative UT GPA;
  • Commit to mentoring for the full academic year; and
  • Enroll in COM 013 Success Seminar for the Fall and Spring semesters 

Eligibility to be a Moody Mentor Lead: 

Students must: 

  • Must be a Moody College of Communication major;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at The University of Texas at Austin;
  • Have been a Moody Mentor for at least one year;
  • Have completed 48 hours or more (including dual credit, transfer work, and credit by exam);
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA;
  • Commit to mentoring for the full academic year;
  • Commit to leading a group of mentors for the full academic year; and
  • Enroll in COM 013 Success Seminar for the Fall and Spring semesters 

Moody Mentor Info Sessions 

Want to find out more about the Moody Mentor Program? Come to an info session. 

Wednesday, May 12th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.:  https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97569859608  
Wednesday, May 13th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.:  https://utexas.zoom.us/j/95301782349  

Become a Moody Mentor 

Complete the 2021-2022 Moody Mentor Application

Have questions about becoming a mentor? 

Email Theresa Thomas.