Peer programs are great additional resources for CSSH students, as well as a way for students to become leaders on campus. Many of these programs are primarily geared toward helping first-year students learn about the University and to navigate the many offices on campus, but they are also available to help out any student at Northeastern. Student organizations also offer many wonderful ways for undergraduates to connect with like-minded students on campus.
The CSSH Ambassadors work to highlight and publicize areas of student/faculty research, experiential education, and global opportunities through programming and outreach initiatives to increase visibility of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.
CSSH Circle is a peer mentoring program that connects new international students and dedicated upper-class mentors. Mentors participate in a semester long program where they are partnered with a small group of international students guiding them as they transition academically and socially into the CSSH, Northeastern University, and Boston. Circle mentor teams meet regularly throughout the semester at both small and large group events on and off campus. Becoming a CSSH Circle is an opportunity to utilize your practical knowledge and interpersonal skills in a way that builds our CSSH community.
Located within academic departments, CSSH Peer Mentors are upperclass students who guide incoming first-year students within their majors. Each department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goal is the same: helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their departments and supported by peers during the first and second semester on campus. This is your chance to build community within your department. Here is your opportunity to connect with new students and to help make them feel a part of their major and the NU campus.
N.U.in Mentors serve as a key contact for CSSH N.U.in students while they are abroad during their first semester. The goal of the N.U.in Mentor Program is to help N.U.in students form a connection with the College of Social Sciences & Humanities before they arrive on campus in January. CSSH N.U.in Mentors communicate and meet virtually with N.U.in students throughout the fall semester and discuss topics such as academic engagement, course registration, and transitioning to Boston.
The CSSH Student Advisory Council is comprised of student representatives from each major in the college. The Council functions as a focus group and think tank for the Dean and other college administrators when they seek student perspectives on new and ongoing College initiatives. The Council provides an opportunity for CSSH students to let their voices be heard, whether through the expression of ideas of their own or in collaborating with the ideas of CSSH administrators. The time commitment is small and the student perspective is invaluable.
Northeastern is home to more than 325 student organizations. Student government associations allow students to develop leadership potential. Academic and professional societies allow students to network with accomplished professionals in various fields. There are athletic clubs, performing arts groups, cultural organizations, and everything in between.
At Northeastern, there are plenty of ways to get involved. For a list of selected organizations that are of particular interest to CSSH students, click here.
CSSH coordinates Teaching Assistant opportunities for two courses taught by Co-op Coordinators and Academic Advisors. One is EESH2000 Professional Development for Co-op, the 1 credit course students take to prepare for co-op. The other is INSH1000 Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern, the 1 credit course students take when they start on Northeastern’s campus in a spring term. For those interested in being a TA for other courses within CSSH, this webpage provides further information for pursuing these opportunities.