The first few weeks of university if filled with lots of exciting and new opportunities! There is so much to see, do and learn, and first year students often find Mentors are helpful in navigating all the new information! Mentors can help you figure out where to go, how to use campus resources, how to meet people and help connect you with your department.
Connecting with a Peer Mentor means you will have someone to ask all your questions, someone to help connect with campus resources, show you around, help you learn more about your program and how to get involved on campus. Mentoring programs connected to the Mentorship Network are free and provide you with direct support in the transition to Carleton. Peer Mentors are trained in providing great resources and support for first year students, and help you get off to a great start here at Carleton.
Having a mentor during your first few weeks at Carleton can help you get adjusted to your new surroundings. You will be paired with an upper year student who is in a similar academic program and has a similar schedule as you in order to match you with someone who will have the skills needed to help you along your way as you get acclimated to Carleton.
Having a mentor is a great way to become connected to the campus, focus on your academic success and personal growth, gain support from your peers at Carleton, and make connections with other students.
Registration for First Year Connections for incoming first year students is now open.
If you are interested in working with a Mentor before Fall 2019, please read about the Community Connections program.