New Freshman and Transfer Student 

Mentees in the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program are new freshman, transfer students, and student who are looking to benefit from personal, professional, and academic success development through mentoring relationships. The program offers mentees one-on-one mentoring opportunities, professional coaching, 

Mentee Application for Spring 2020

Mentee Event Opportunities

  • But How Do I Get Involved: Learn about exciting opportunities to get involved on campus, develop your co-curricular resume 
  • Odyssey Explorers Mentoring Outreach Field Trip: This semester, we are taking mentors and mentees on an off campus outreach field trip 
  • #Life Goals and Vision Board Days: Come for the conversations, stroke your creativity with our Vision Board Days 
  • Discovering My Major Roundtable: Reflect on your major, the journey, and job/career prospects 
  • Lessons in Leadership Evening: Industries leaders take the stage and impart wisdom and keys to success for the modern career world 
  • Speed Networking: Students can come together to meet new friends and contacts while learning tips for communication in a face paced speed networking event  
  • The Voyage Video Shoots: Stay tuned for webisodes on your KSU experience from mentors and mentees in the program 
  • Mentor Mondays: On select Mondays through the semester, we will table for giveaways, prizes and impromptu activities.
  • #LevelUpSeries Workshops and Seminars: Gain skills and insight through our series ranging from various topics from self-branding, innovating, graduate school prep, how to win scholarships, and career-readiness 




  • A mentee is a new or transfer student who has been paired with a mentor in order to be advised, trained, or coached for collegiate success. Mentees are encouraged to become involved in goal setting, career development, and campus life activities.

    • Any new KSU freshman and transfer student in their first or second semester.
    • Any KSU student in need of a peer mentor
  • Serving as a mentee is voluntary, but requires specific responsibilities, which include:

    • Maintain a positive attitude
    • Seek advice from mentor
    • Seek advice from your academic advisor
    • Communicate progress and concerns with your mentor
    • Attend all classes
    • Participate in activities with mentor and other mentees
    • Communicate progress or concerns with parents or guardian
    • Look, listen and learn
    • Strive for success
    • Reach out to your mentor; let him/her know what’s on your mind
    • Be aware of program incentives
    • Assume responsibility for your own professional growth & development
    • Set goals and make decisions to achieve those goals
    • Be receptive of constructive feedback
    • Utilize campus resources
    • Learn more about KSU and the campus community
    • Build self-esteem
    • Enhance interpersonal skills
    • Increase self-motivation, self-discipline, and goal setting skills
    • Experience an atmosphere of professionalism, trust, and respect
    • Be more successful in one’s academic career
    • Lessen the stress associated with college attendance
    • Receive peer guidance in academic decision making
    • Enhance overall learning and career aspirations