Serving others by utilizing the lessons I have learned through my experiences and my talents is how I want to live my life. As a first generation college student, I want to integrate myself in programs or start my own mentorship program where I am able to mentor and give back to students who are first generation college students as well. I feel it’s important to reach out to first generation college students because the amount of pressure we receive with little to no guidance can be discouraging and lead us to feel alone in this process.
The mentoring program for new grads at this facility has been very successful. The facility has found that the mentoring program builds confidence in the new grads and respect for the mentor. It makes the new grads believe they are wanted and helps them adapt to the
While attending California State University, Long Beach, as an undergraduate in 2011, I mentored students who were members of the program TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). The program SSS provides academic support services for first-generation college students striving to earn a four-year degree. The program fostered my passion for diversity in higher education. As a member of the program, I mentored Hispanic and Black American college students. Secondly, I mentored students who experienced social and academic challenges. The program provided me a unique opportunity to mentor a sexagenarian. For instance, I mentored
Despite that the transfer and non-traditional students aren’t traditional students, they are in fact new and might not know every building. It would be my job to help them get situated. I will treat them like any other freshman student and provide my full attention to their needs. A transfer student may have transferred from another school in the country and being there for them will make the transition will be easier. They are different from traditional freshman even if they are first year students, they might’ve know their old campus perfectly well, but it would be my responsibility to make sure they can remember our campus as well. All campus aren’t the same, so I would personal show the transfer student around and make sure they know when
This study is limited to the freshman mentor program at one high school in a 30 high school district located in Maryland. Data was collected from a representative group of mentors. Interviews were limited to discussion of the role of the mentor in working with the freshmen mentees. Although many high schools have freshmen mentor programs, each school develops a unique program to fit the needs of the students feeding into their school. Data was collected from a small representative group of mentors and they were all
Earning a college degree has long been considered—one of the major keys in achieving the American Dream. However, contrary to popular belief, that theory has been proven invalid. According to a recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (FRBOSL), “Education does not help black and Hispanic college graduates protect their wealth the same way that it does for their white and Asian counterparts.”
I believe a Peer Mentor should make it his/her assignment provide support, encouragement, and information to new students. I was attracted to this position because I believe I can successfully do so by listening, comprehending, questioning, clarifying and give constructive feedback to fellow students with any type of situation they are dealing with. A peer mentor is someone who leads by example, a role model to others. Almost every job I have ever had, I had to demonstrate skills a mentor has to possess. Being a basketball coach for young kids as well as a Security Guard, has taught me important skills like sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability. Furthermore, by being approachable, open minded and willing to put myself in others
Based on the analysis of the data collected for this research, academic and social assimilation was necessary to keep African American women college students in community colleges. Every mentoring relationship may differ student to student, but overall, mentoring helps students to develop self-confidence, educational goals, and the aspiration to be successful in an educational setting. As seen in the results of this survey, students thought that consulting was the most helpful service offered by the AASP, as faculty mentors were able to develop compelling relationships outside the classroom to contribute to their academic success. Students took advantage counseling sessions provided to them as 58% of students
Georgia Daze is a minority recruitment organization at the University of Georgia that hosts accepted, minority high school seniors for two full weekends each spring semester, in hopes of matriculating those students the following year. Georgia Daze also mentors its participants throughout their freshman year. As a freshman, I served as a student host as well as the the Assistant Recruitment Chair. My sophomore and junior years, I served as the Recruitment Chair. Each year, I recruited over 200 students to the program, and had a 96% matriculation rate for the programs participants to UGA. I also helped plan and execute biweekly programs year-round to help freshman students thrive on
In the article “We send to many students to college,” Marty Nemko discusses how college may not be the answer for everyone, and how a person can be successful without college. Nemko argues that it is most likely that a person that is at the bottom half of their graduating class in high school is not going to earn a diploma while in college. Nemko also says that a person that has been to college could end up working a job that a non-college graduate would be working because of the degree that a person has is useless. Many may think that a person that has a college degree is better off, but a person that didn’t graduate may work harder, and be more motivated in life to accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. According to Nemko “Colleges
I am interested in becoming an NSM because I believe the program is crucial to incoming new students at Hamline. It’s so important for students who are making the difficult transition to college to have a mentor they feel comfortable with, and I hope to be that resource for students who need it. I know that having a helpful and responsponsible NSM is key to feeling comfortable during the first semester at Hamline, and I enjoy taking care of people who are in need of mental and emotional support. In high school, I was an incoming freshman mentor and enjoyed being a resource for my group of students throughout their freshman year. At college, I would like to continue this, especially because I know the change between high school and college is much more intense than the change between middle school and high school. By mentoring students as an NSM, I would foremost enjoy providing the support
Begin breaking film down (2016 season) as a staff and as a team (identify Stony Brook personnel strengths and weaknesses)
As a graduate, at John Jay College of Criminal, I have discovered the insurmountable opportunities available to undergraduate and graduates alike in the public administration program; this college has a plethora of opportunities available to students. Therefore, if selected for candidacy on the Masters of Public Administration Student Association a goal for this association is to create the first MPA pilot peer mentor program to help support, retain, and graduate undergraduate students.
The college demographic is extremely age stable, with most students ranging in age from 18-24 (Alderton, 2010). The college market is also fairly stable geographically (Alderton, 2010). It is easy to pinpoint college markets by locating higher education institutions, and the location of these markets does not vary often. College students don’t typically move around much, either. It is easy to target where college students will be at what time, considering they are typically in the geographic location for months on end.
The College prep and Academic Mentoring Program matches students one-on-one with college-educated staff and volunteers to strengthen the student’s math, language arts, and social skills while preparing them for the college journey. Students meet with their “mentors” at one of our academic mentoring sites throughout the school year to work on a range of academic development and college prep processes. In addition to the one-to-one mentor relationship, College Link offers a myriad of enrichment activities to supplement the students’ experience and continue to foster a college-going culture. We conduct college tours in partnership with colleges to give students an actual taste of the college experience, assist admission, and financial aid applications,