Interested helping new students make their transition to Cornell? Did your own adjustment to college life benefit from connections with older students? If so, the Plant Sciences Peer Mentoring Program may be for you!
The Plant Sciences Peer Mentoring Program matches students in their junior and senior years with incoming students. Each mentor receives training and materials on effective mentoring, and is assigned four to five mentees. The goal of program is for mentors to function as a ‘guide on the side’, keeping an eye out for their mentees and helping them navigate diverse aspects of college adjustment from housing issues to course selection. One mentor said of the program:
I can definitely say that it is not only shaping our new students, but by reflecting on ourselves, the mentors also undergo a transformation and we are able to grow even further. I really hope that this project continues and that more students are further involved in the upcoming years.
Learn how you can participate in the Peer Mentoring Program at the information session to be held on Tuesday, April 16th 4:40 – 5:00 pm in G22 Plant Science. Contact Marcia Eames-Sheavly (me14) for more information.