First-Year Mentors

What is a First-Year Mentor?

First-Year Mentors, better known as FYMs, are a critical component of the First-Year Experience at Hopkins. FYMs provide peer-to-peer support during NSO and the Fall semester to ensure the successful transition of all new students into the Homewood community. FYMs are responsible for orienting and mentoring a cohort of approximately 16 new students. FYMs are trained to provide guidance and support on a range of topics including but not limited to: academic support, campus resources, health and well-being, and student clubs/organizations. Our FYMs are selected through a comprehensive process and reflect the diverse range of experiences of our students on campus. They are willing and ready to answer any questions 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:

2024 FYM Application Cycle Now Open!

Applications for the 2024 cycle opened on February 25! Visit SMILE to complete the initial application as well as Hopkins Groups to complete the secondary application before the March 10 deadline. Both applications must be submitted in order to be fully considered for the FYM role.