Peer Mentoring Program
Activities | Peer Mentoring Program
Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring program is organized to help new students adapt to the University and to strengthen their sense of belonging and familiarity with their peers. The program provides opportunities for senior students to share their positive experiences with newcomers and creates a valuable opportunity for these senior students to receive experience as a student mentor.
Peer Mentor Application Information
While new students are automatically included in the Peer Mentoring Program, senior students can apply to become a Peer Mentor.

Eligibility:

  • Year-1 to Year-3 students of any SBM major

Duration:

  • Fall Semester
Commitment:
  • One-day Training Workshop (Aug)
  • Peer Mentoring Day to welcome new student mentees
  • School Welcome and Orientation
  • Meeting with mentees after the Academic Advising Session
  • Self-organized gatherings with mentees in the Fall semester
  • Optional activities

Application Period:

  • Late March: Online Application
  • Mid to Late April: Interview and result announcement

*Subject to yearly/semesterly changes by SBM. The activities may go online due to COVID-19.

Number of Peer Mentors and Mentees
  • 167 Peer Mentors
    (2023-24)
  • 894 Peer Mentees
    (2023-24)
  • 124 Peer Mentors
    (2022-23)
  • 926 Peer Mentees
    (2022-23)
Events in 2023-24
Aug 11, 2023
Peer Mentoring Program Day
  • Meet the new student mentees
  • Mentors conduct Academic Advising Session for new student mentees
Aug 5, 2023
Peer Mentoring Program Training Workshop
Events in 2022-23
Aug 12, 2022
Peer Mentoring Program Day
  • Meet the new student mentees
  • Mentors conduct Academic Advising Session for new student mentees
Aug 6, 2022
Peer Mentoring Program Training Workshop
Testimonials
Gregorius Brian TENARDI
Peer Mentor
BBA FINA & IS, Year 3
The Peer mentoring program acts as a platform to engage with the new students and contribute to the SBM community and HKUST as a whole. I feel satisfied to be able to introduce them to our culture and help them adapt. A highly rewarding experience throughout!
Aditi Parag DEODHAR
Peer Mentor
MGMT, Year 3
The Peer Mentoring Program is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn from their stories and diverse experiences. It has helped me understand and empathize with my fellow students better and also improve my people skills. It’s also lovely to be able to give back to my alma mater and help co-create a supportive and engaged community of students!
Gillian Sero DEL MUNDO
Peer Mentor
BBA GBUS, Year 2
I was eager to help the freshmen adjust to their first year at HKUST. The mentors I had when I was a freshman provided a lot of help and useful advice, which is something I will always be grateful for. It was fun holding activities for the freshman to meet their first friends at School and also shaping their first moments here at HKUST.
April AU
Peer Mentor
BBA IS & MGMT, Year 2
Being a peer mentor is undoubtedly an inspiring experience, it enables me to develop interpersonal skills and contributes to the school and mentees.
Queenie CHENG
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
This Program is an important experience for me to immerse in the HKUST community. My peer mentor has given me a lot of friendly and useful advice on my study, time management or even goal setting.
Arick NG
Peer Mentor
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Peer Mentoring Program is a two-way journey - A reflection on how much I've grown, and a contribution to your fellow community.
Past Peer Mentoring Program
Peer Mentoring Program Committee
The Peer Mentoring Program Committee is a platform to foster trendy ideas for the Peer Mentoring Program that will enhance the experience for both mentors and mentees. The Committee acts as a bridge between the School and peer mentors and also helps to develop talents and leadership skills among students.
Peer Mentoring Program Committee Application Information
Interested students can apply for the Peer Mentoring Committee.


Eligibility:

  • Year-1 to Year-3 students of any SBM major


Duration:

  • One academic Year (Fall & Spring)


Commitment:

  • Help with projects that enhance the PMP experience for both Mentors and Mentees
    (ie: Training materials, Videos, UG Get-Togethers, etc.)
  • New projects updated yearly
  • Watch this VIDEO for an introduction to the program


Application Period:

  • Mid- to late- May: Apply after receiving PMP offer
Events in 2023-24
May 8, 2024
Cheers for Exams - Spring 2024
  • PMC members organized an Exam-cheering station in the last UG Get-Together of academic year 23-24 for students to relax and show support to their peers.
Mar 26, 2024
Happy Easter - Spring 2024
  • PMC members organized a fun Easter UG Get-Together, where more than 200 students participated to play at the Game Booth and join the lucky draw to win various prizes. 
Feb 22, 2024
Lantern Festival - Spring 2024
  • PMC members successfully organized the first UG Get-Together of the Spring 2024 semester on Feb 22 to celebrate the Lantern Festival and to welcome students back.
Nov 29, 2023
UG Get-Together - Cheers for Exams
  • On Nov 29, 2023, the 3rd UG Get-Together in Fall 2023 became an exam cheering station for students at the Karen Lee Center and it was a tremendous success.
Oct 31, 2023
Happy Halloween - Fall 2023
  • PMC members decorated the center and organized an event to celebrate Halloween with several game booths, photobooth, prizes, and pacific coffee sandwiches and pasteries. 
Sep 28, 2023
Welcome Back to School - Fall 2023
  • PMC members organized a fun game booth with prizes to welcome students back to school.
Aug 29, 2023
Peer Mentoring Committee - School Orientation
  • Planned games and presented at the Orientation
  • Promoted the Peer Mentoring Program and Peer Mentoring Committee to Freshman.


Jun 1, 2023
Peer Mentoring Committee - 2023-24
  • 3rd cohort of Peer Mentoring Committee members
Feb 22, 2023
Lantern Festival - Spring 2024
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Testimonials
LAM, Wing Tung Allison
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Media Team
BBA OM, Year 2
Being a Peer Mentoring Committee is a rewarding experience for me. We work as a team of 8, organising monthly UG Get-Together, filming Peer Mentoring Programme video together. It is a golden opportunity to expand my social circle, collaborate with others, and connect with students in business school. Being part of the media team, I get to utilise hard skills such as video editing, social media management when working on projects. It is unforgettable to film videos as a team with lots of laughter and support from peers and staff.
CHO, Yuk Ching Eunice
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Graphics and Design Team
BBA OM MARK, Year 3
As a Peer Mentoring Committee member of the graphics team, I have the chance to not only help incoming freshman, but also be able to seize this opportunity to practice my leadership skills, support my peers, and work with people from different disciplinary. I was all at sea when I first came into HKUST, where the Peer Mentoring Committee has allowed me to try a lot of new things and has helped me in finding my calling. This is where talents are truly embraced. We plan events, generate design ideas, produce videos, and together we make a positive impact in our HKUST community!
IP, Ching Stephanie
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Events Team
BBA FINA and OM, Year 3
Peer Mentoring Committee allows me to promote personal growth. Not only can I build relationships with fellows and professors, but also sharpen my event management skills. Involving in the idea generation process for UG-Get-Together and planning the event from scratch, I gain the opportunity to communicate frequently with teammates and SBM staff members. It is also very nice to see the smiling faces of the participants! Join us and meet new faces!
Past Peer Mentoring Program Committee