What Are the Goals of the CSSH Peer Mentoring Program?
Located within academic units, CSSH Peer Mentors are upperclass students who work with incoming students within their majors. Each program/department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goals for each of them are the same:
- Helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their programs/departments
- Providing peer support during a student’s first semester on campus
- Easing new students’ transition to college/Northeastern life through peer guidance
- Introducing and helping new students navigate opportunities on campus and in Boston
- Building a CSSH community that spans across class levels (from first-years to seniors)
- Providing examples of curricular, extracurricular, and experiential learning pathways by sharing stories of lived experiences
Who Are the Peer Mentors?
Select a major from the sub-menu to meet the Spring 2020 peer mentors. These students applied to the program in November on their own accord or at the recommendation of their academic advisor, co-op coordinator, or program/department faculty. A faculty member in each program/department ultimately confirmed their acceptance into the peer mentoring program.
Please note that students on full-time co-op are not eligible to serve as peer mentors while on co-op. We encourage you to apply to serve as a NUin Mentor or CSSH Ambassador instead!
What Are the Expectations of the Peer Mentors?
- Opportunity to meet and interact with incoming students during their summer Orientation sessions (more information and sign-ups will be emailed after mentors have been accepted)
- Attend mandatory college-wide peer mentor training held the morning of Tuesday, September 8th from 9:30am-11:30am
- Attend Welcome Week department breakout in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8th
- Attend DEPT1000 “Your Department” at Northeastern when invited by the instructor if your schedule permits
- Invite and accompany your mentees to the CSSH Experiential Liberal Arts Photo Contest reception if your schedule permits (date/time TBD; usually held in the afternoon in late September)
- Invite and accompany your mentees to academic department/major student club/organization before late October
- Invite and accompany your mentees to at least one CSSH event and one university-wide event throughout the fall term
- Pass along information about department-related or other interesting events to your mentees, trying to accompany them when possible (examples: lectures, fairs, etc)
- Check-in with mentees individually or as a group every two weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email
- Opportunities to meet and interact with undeclared majors or students switching from another major
- Opportunities to attend department events and provide your student perspective
- Whether graduating, going on co-op, studying abroad, or taking classes, we hope Fall peer mentors can maintain connection with their mentees by checking in with them every few weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email during the Fall 2020 semester.
Fall 2020 Department Peer Mentor priority application deadline is April 1st!
Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?
If you have any questions about the CSSH Peer Mentoring program or application please email Michaela Modica at email@example.com.