Mentoring - Engage Estrella

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do in E2?

Estrella Mountain is committed to providing students with opportunities for learning and engagement. E2 connects you with EMCC employees and community professionals to increase your academic and career success

Since your time and availability may vary, E2  provides many levels of participation to meet your needs. E2 offers:

  • 1-to-1 Mentoring
  • Career Interviews
  • Job Shadowing
  • Peer Mentoring

You can participate in as many of the E2 paths that fit your goals. EVERY student at EMCC can participate in E2.

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1-to-1 mentoring pairs you with an Estrella Mountain employee mentor, who will provide you with guidance and support throughout the academic year (Fall - Spring semesters). 

The 1-to-1 Mentoring Program provides: 

  • Mentorship

  • College Success Strategies and Opportunities

  • Guidance, Support and a Campus Connection

  • Scholarship Opportunities ($500 - $1000)

A 1-to-1 mentor will: 

  • Help you focus on college success

  • Connect you to campus resources and opportunities

  • Help you set and achieve academic and career goals

  • Provide you with guidance and support 

​The benefit of a 1-to-1 mentor is that the mentoring experience is what you want it to be. As a mentee, you set the goals you want to accomplish and the mentor will help you reach those objectives. Some examples include, passing a challenging class, learning about campus resources, finding and applying for scholarships, learning about events, internships and other opportunities related to your career goals, graduating, researching and identifying a transfer university, narrowing down a major, and more.


The E2 Program is completely FREE! 1-to-1 mentoring is open to all students as long as you are enrolled in at least one course at EMCC. 

Other Program Requirements: 

  • Attend An Orientation. Orientations are 1hr and 15 min only. Several orientation sessions are offered to best fit your schedule. 

  • Attend the Launch Party. Attend a 1 hr launch party where you'll receive a warm welcome from the College President, E2 Team, and meet your assigned mentor. Doing this in a group setting helps to take some of the pressure off with a short ice-breaker activity, and some delicious snacks.

  • Meet with your Mentor. Meet with your mentor twice a month at times that best fit your schedule. 

  • Attend 2 Campus Events. Attend any two campus events per semester to be eligible for E2 Scholarship ($500 -$1000).

The goal of a 1-to-1 mentor is to connect you to resources, opportunities and activities which help you succeed in college and help you reach your career goals. The more you put into the mentoring relationship the more you get back.

Career Interviews and Job Shadows allow you to explore different career fields by interviewing and/or visiting with professionals. 

Career Interview: 

  • Interview a professional for up to 1 hour
  • Receive information and guidance from someone currently in the field
  • Receive a better understanding of a career field and confirm you are on the path that works best for you, or if you should continue to explore other options
  • Networking Opportunity

Job Shadow: 

  • Shadow a professional for up to 4 hours
  • Receive information and guidance from someone currently in the field
  • Receive a better understanding of a career field and confirm you are on the path that works best for you, or if you should continue to explore other options
  • Networking Opportunity

Campus and community professionals have agreed to volunteer their time for these activities. Through these experiences you will engage in professional communication skills during the interview or job shadow, which may help you in future career goals.

The E2 Program is completely FREE! Career Interviews and Job Shadows are open to all students as long as you have successfully completed 12 college credits. Twelve credits is approximately four classes. 

Other Program Requirements: 

  • Complete Online Career Assessment. Taking the time to learn about yourself (discover some of your strengths and interests) is an excellent way to make great career choices. 

  • Meet with Career Counselor. A career counselor will answer any questions about your career assessment results and provide additional guidance.

  • Connect with a Professional! Once the above two steps are complete we will be ready to connect you with a professional. We'll schedule a meeting to provide contact information and help you prepare. 

Our career exploration opportunities are available every semester. If you are eligible, once you apply we will send you an email with additional details of getting started with the above steps. As long as you complete these requirements we will connect you with a professional before semester end. 

A peer mentor is assigned to a specific class. The peer mentor is a student role model in the class and will work with students in the class on college success tips. A peer mentor is NOT a teaching assistant or a tutor. Peer mentors participate in specific training prior to being assigned to a class.

Some reasons you might be interested in this opportunity: 

  • If you have a Peer Mentor assigned to your class and you want this person to also be your E2 mentor so that you can participate in all E2 events and are eligible for our scholarship opportunity, select "Peer Mentoring"  and submit your Peer Mentor's name on the Student Application. 

  • If you are interested in receiving mentoring but have surpassed the 1-to-1 or Veteran-to-Veteran Mentoring deadline, you can select "Peer Mentoring" on the Student Application and we will connect you with the Peer Mentor Program for regular mentor meetings.

If you want to become a peer mentor, you must apply to the Peer Mentor program and be selected. Once selected, you complete the training and then attend your assigned class times during the entire semester or duration of the course. For more details contact Landis Elliott in the Career and Transfer Center. 

The great thing about E2 is designed to help you reach your educational/career goals by giving you options. The program offers different activities with different time commitments  Everyone can get something from participating in E2!

1-to-1 Mentoring

  • Deadline to Apply: September 2nd

  • 2-semester commitment, Fall - Spring

  • 1hr and 15 min Orientation. Multiple sessions offered. (More info after you apply.)

  • Meet with Mentor 2x/month at times that work best with your schedules

Career Interviews

  • Deadline to Apply: October 1 

  • Up to a 1 hour Interview with Professional

  • A welcome email with additional steps to get started will be sent to your Maricopa email after you apply. 

Job Shadowing

  • Deadline to Apply: October 1 

  • Up to a 4 hour Job Shadow with Professional

  • A welcome email with additional steps to get started will be sent to your Maricopa email after you apply. 


We want to you be a successful at EMCC and beyond! For this reason E2 offers scholarship opportunity to students participating in the program.

Who is eligible? 

  • Students actively participating in 1-to-1 Mentoring

Other requirements: 

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Attend any two campus events per semester

  • That's it! 

How much is the scholarship? 

  • $500 - $1000 

When is the scholarship awarded? 

  • At the end of the mentoring cohort (Spring semester)

  • E2 offers multiple scholarships, not just one, for a greater opportunity.

All EMCC Students are welcome to participate in the E2 Program. 

To Apply: 

  • Click on the Student Application  located in the left hand menu

  • Select as many options as you are interested in (1-to-1 mentoring, career interviews, etc.) on your application

  • Check your student email for a Welcome Email with more info

Be Sure To: 

  • Pay attention to deadlines (See above FAQ)

  • Attend an orientation if you applied for a mentoring option

  • Contact us if you have any questions

We look forward to your participation! 

Feel free to contact us for questions about the program, or general questions regarding resources or navigating the campus.

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