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The MAP Peer Mentor Program is looking for more mentors…

Apply now to be a mentor for spring 2009!

Mentor applications are available online at

Please apply no later than Friday, January 9, 2009

About the MAP Peer Mentor Program

Who we are: Current students (who have been at MIIS one semester or more)
mentoring new incoming and first year students.

What we do: Establish peer mentoring relationships to support new student
transition and encourage professional networking, information sharing,
friendships and community. Read more about us on our blog at
website at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map.html

Contact Information: Gail Lu, Coordinator of Student Services, at
gail.lu@miis.edu or 831.647.3586.

The Recruiting Office would like your participation in expanding awareness about the Monterey Institute and reaching out to prospective students in other parts of the country and throughout the world by hosting a Coffee Chat.

Who can help? Continuing students and new graduates who plan to travel or return home during the winter break. The Coffee Chats may take place from January 6 until the beginning of the spring term.

How can you help? We are looking for students who would like to meet and host a small group of prospective students (usually 3-8) at a coffee shop or similar establishment and share their experiences about what it is like to be a student here at the Monterey Institute. We are calling these meetings “Coffee Chats.” Arrangements will be made by and expenses covered by the Recruiting Department.

Why is this important? Prospective students exploring graduate schools want to heave directly from current students; who better to help them understand the Monterey Institute experience than you!? This is any informal and meaningful way to increase the visibility of the Monterey Institute, show your school pride and encourage another person to make the same decision you did!

Have these been successful in the past? Those who have hosted the chats have report that they had a great time and the prospective students had good questions. The hosts have felt that the chat was worthwhile and they would like to host again.

Please indicate your interest in learning more by emailing Alice.villemaire@miis.edu. Alice will send you specific details and answer any questions you have.

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