UA Little Rock MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program)

VSS Journey

What is MVP?

  • MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program) is a Peer Mentoring Program for veterans attending UA Little Rock. It is administered by the Military Student Success Center.

Purpose?

  • To provide a supportive environment for incoming student veterans in order to ease their transition from military to civilian and/or academic life.

How does it work?

“Seasoned” student veterans (i.e. mentors) are matched with incoming student veterans (i.e. mentees) who could benefit from having a guide, coach, or resource person during their first year at UA Little Rock.

Mentor Requirements

  • Passion to contribute to another’s development
  • Enrolled at UA Little Rock: successfully completed 1 year
  • GPA 2.5+
  • Student Veteran or Military Service Member
  • Attend training

Mentor Benefits

  • “Soft Skill” Development- opportunity to develop/enhance skills in effective communication (e.g. developing rapport, active listening, providing/ receiving feedback, etc.)
  • Knowledge Sharing- a chance to share knowledge regarding your major and career aspirations, effective study habits, school/community resources, social activities, etc.
  • Intrinsic Satisfaction- gained through acting as a guide, coach, and/or resource person
  • Resume Building – mentoring demonstrates the effectiveness of your soft skills and ability to share knowledge, which are qualities highly in demand by employers
  • Tradition – as a MPV Mentor you become part of a UA Little Rock Tradition for the student veteran community, and your mentee/protege may become a future mentor

Mentee Requirements

  • Enrolled at UA Little Rock
  • Student Veteran Military Service Member
  • Attend training
  • Meet with mentor monthly

Mentee Benefits

  • Easy access to an experienced UA Little Rock student veteran, who has “been there”
  • Personalized guidance, encouragement, and camaraderie during the first year at UA Little Rock to ease the transition from military to civilian/ academic life
  • Assistance with reaching your academic, social–and ultimately–professional goals
  • Not having to “go it alone” during your first year at UA Little Rock
  • Skill development that could lead to you becoming a future MVP Mentor

Who can be a mentor?

Veteran students (beyond freshman year) and UA Little Rock staff and faculty members who are Veterans

Click HERE to fill out the application.

Who can be a mentee?

All UA Little Rock Veteran students.

Click HERE to fill out the application.