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The Aggie Life 103 program provides mentorship opportunities for freshman students at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) by their respective academic programs. The objective of this program is not only to improve the retention rate of students at TAMUQ, but also to enhance the academic experience of students. This program provides opportunities for freshman students to learn more about their majors, faculty members in their programs, facilities and laboratories, in addition to available opportunities to participate in professional and honor societies as well as undergraduate research and internships.

The following table shows the activities that are offered annually by the four engineering programs at TAMUQ to their freshman students: 



Activity title




Informal gathering/lunch with program faculty and staff

The objective of this activity is to get freshman students to know more the faculty, staff and available resources in their respective programs, as well as to educate them more about their majors.



Small group mentoring lunches (about 3-5 students per faculty member):

The objective of this activity is to give freshman students the opportunity to communicate, in small groups, with faculty members in their programs about issues of interest to them and any questions they may have.



Informational session(s)

The objective of this activity is to educate students about undergraduate research and internship opportunities as well as professional and honor societies (e.g., AICHE, ASME, IEEE, SPE, etc.).