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CSSH Department Peer Mentors

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:

  1. Helping first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their programs/departments
  2. Providing peer support during a student’s first and second semester on campus
  3. Easing new students’ transition to college/Northeastern life through peer guidance
  4. Introducing and helping new students navigate opportunities on campus and in Boston
  5. Building a CSSH community that spans across class levels (from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th years)
  6. 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?

Summer 2019

  1. 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)

Fall 2019

  1. Attend mandatory college-wide peer mentor training the morning of Tuesday, September 3rd (the day before Fall 2019 classes begin. Time & Location TBD)
  2. Attend Welcome Week academic department breakout sessions on Tuesday, September 3rd
  3. 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
  4. Invite and accompany your mentees to academic department/major student club/organization by Friday, October 11th
  5. Invite and accompany your mentees to at least one CSSH event and one university-wide event throughout the fall term
  6. Pass along information about department-related or other interesting events to your mentees, trying to accompany them when possible (examples: lectures, fairs, etc)
  7. Check-in with mentees individually or as a group every two weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email
  8. Optional opportunities to meet and interact with undeclared majors or students switching from another major
  9. Optional opportunities to attend department events and provide the student perspective

Spring 2020

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 m.kinlock@northeastern.edu.

We are still accepting Fall 2019 Peer Mentor applications for the Asian Studies department. Please contact Michaela Modica if you are interested in applying.