Teamwork makes the dream work

Student organization helps transfer students develop professionally, academically and personally.

four students wearing face coverings posing around beetle bailey statue

TEAM members take a break during a campus scavenger hunt.

Dec. 8, 2020

Moving to a new college can be a difficult transition, especially during a pandemic. One student organization seeks to help transfer students make the adjustment while taking the necessary social distancing precautions.

Transfer Experience and Advising Mentors (TEAM) is a 10-week program that connects new transfer students with student mentors who previously transferred to Mizzou. Through one-on-one mentoring, weekly group meetings, socials and service projects, TEAM helps transfer students develop professionally, academically and personally.

Sophomore Walker Turner was a mentee last semester and now serves as a mentor. He recalls how his mentor taught him to start building new relationships at Mizzou.

“I’ve looked up to my mentor in so many different ways it is unbelievable,” Turner said. “One professional aspect he taught me about was how to approach networking. He also taught me what standards I should hold myself to as a college student. The most important standard being sticking to goals even when stress, as well as pressure, are high.”

Transfer students who would like to get involved with TEAM can apply to be paired with a mentor. TEAM meets at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, visit TEAM on Engage.

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