Information Science Mentorship Program

ISMP was created to foster a growing relationship between incoming students and graduate students in the iSchool. This program will help support personal and professional growth in relations with mentors and mentees throughout the academic school year. Goal setting, periodic meetings, program overview, and resources such as lunch-in discussions and advising will be some components that make up such a program. 

Information Science Mentors Will:

  • Commit to at least one academic year
  • Be reliable and regularly check their email
  • Be knowledgeable about the InfoSci program and campus services
  • Be approachable, good listeners, and provide guidance and support to new InfoSci students
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to help others and add to the culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Benefits of Being an Information Science Mentor:

  • Contribute to your own personal and professional growth
  • Gain and practice your leadership, coaching, management, and interpersonal skills
  • Expand your network
  • Have a great addition to your resume

Interested? Apply here

Information Science Ambassador program

The Student Ambassador Program serves to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills as well as engage, excite, and attract prospective and incoming students. Student Ambassadors will be able to share their experiences in the InfoSci Program at Shady Grove with students, their families, and their community members, while also upholding and practicing the iSchools core values.

The goal of The Student Ambassador Program is for current students to represent the program to both prospective and incoming students by providing a student’s perspective on relevant experiences within the program and the Information Science field as a whole. As such, Student Ambassadors will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist with event planning and organization
  • Responding to general student inquiries via email
  • Attend Information Sessions at Montgomery College campuses
  • Attend on-campus recruiting events and open houses
  • Attend all InfoSci workshops and events
  • Assist with managing program social media (Facebook & Instagram) by sharing stories, photos, and events
  • Assist with the creation of the InfoSci @ USG newsletter
  • Assist with creation of event flyers

Visit this page or contact usginfosci@umd.edu to get more information about our Ambassador Program.