What is a First-Year Mentor at Hopkins Homewood Campus?
First-Year Mentors, better known as FYMs, are a critical component of the Orientation and First-Year Experience structure at Hopkins. FYMs provide year-round peer-to-peer support to ensure the successful transition of all new students into the Homewood community. They are responsible for orienting and mentoring a cohort of 15-20 students in their first year at Hopkins. FYMs are trained to provide guidance and support on a range of topics including, but not limited to academic support, health and well-being, student clubs and organizations, and campus resources. Our FYMs were in the same shoes only a year or so ago, and they’re ready to answer any question you may have about coming onto campus for the first time!
What does it take to be an FYM?
If you are interested in learning more about the FYM position, please find the job descriptions below:
- PDF Document: FYM Job Description (2024) – For new candidates (traditional sophomore, juniors and seniors)
- PDF Document: Transfer FYM Job Description (2024) – For new transfer student candidates (transfer juniors and seniors)
- PDF Document: Lead FYM Job Description (2024-25)– For current FYMs
- PDF Document: Returning FYM Job Description (2024)– For current FYMs
2024 FYM Application Cycle
Applications for the 2024 cycle will open on February 25! Visit SMILE to apply before the March 10 deadline.