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 and second 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 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th years)
- 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 2019 peer mentors. These students applied to the program in December 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.
What Are the Expectations of the Peer Mentors?
- Optional opportunity to meet and interact with incoming students during their summer Orientation sessions (more information and sign-ups will be emailed in mid-May)
- Attend mandatory college-wide peer mentor training the morning of Tuesday, September 3rd (the day before Fall 2019 classes begin. Time & Location TBD)
- Attend Welcome Week academic department breakout sessions on Tuesday, September 3rd
- Invite and accompany your mentees to the Experiential Liberal Arts Photo Contest reception in September (exact date & time TBD), which will be held in the Academic Advising office in 180 RP and hosted by the Dean’s office
- Invite and accompany your mentees to academic department/major student club/organization by Friday, October 11th
- 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
- Optional opportunities to meet and interact with undeclared majors or students switching from another major
- Optional opportunities to attend department events and provide the 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 three weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email during the Spring 2020 semester.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are still accepting Fall 2019 Peer Mentor applications for the Asian Studies department. Please contact Michaela Modica if you are interested in applying.