Matched Advising Program for Sophomores

The Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS) is a year-long peer mentoring program that focuses on various aspects of navigating sophomore year at Brown. For the 2022-23 year, the program will offer:

  • Matches between sophomore mentees and junior/senior mentors aligned with similar academic and personal interests.
  • Facilitated conversation opportunities for the mentor/mentee pairs.
  • Workshop on setting goals aligned with personal values.
  • Workshop on how to choose a concentration.
  • Opportunities to learn more about fellowship, internship, research experiences, and career exploration support at Brown.
  • Discussions about other topics such as growth mindset and reflecting on meaning and purpose.

By pairing second-year students with upperclass student mentors for one-on-one and group-advising support, MAPS enables sophomores to feel better prepared to navigate concentration choices, career and research opportunities, "sophomore slump," and more.

Applications:

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open! Please apply to be a mentee here and a mentor here. Applications are due:

Mentee application: Saturday, September 24th at 11:59 pm ET

Mentor application: Saturday, October 1st at 11:59 pm ET

Advising Hours:

Have questions about MAPS? Looking for general peer advising? Visit the CRC homepage for our advising schedule during reading period and finals. You may also write with any questions to [email protected]! (Please note that the MAPS team will be offline starting Monday, May 10th; messages will be responded to as soon as possible during the summer term.)

MAPS Coordinators

The 2022-23 MAPS Co-Coordinators are Andrea Clark '24, Kelly Fan '23, and Samantha Hong '23. 

MAPS Learning Goals for Mentees:

  • Increase comfort with accessing on-campus resources and articulating wants and needs from academic/advising relationships.
  • Develop a meaningful mentoring relationship with an older student in order to gain knowledge and experience about navigating decisions and choices that arise in sophomore year and beyond.
  • Think critically about choosing a concentration, exploring career paths, deepening engagement with learning, and making choices as a journey/growth process.

Questions/comments/suggestions?

Please email [email protected] and/or use this anonymous feedback form to let us know how we’re doing or to provide suggestions on how we can improve the program!

Resources:

Choosing a Concentration as an international student

Course Planning Worksheet

MAPS List of Campus Resources