A: FYC is an enormously rewarding program. Through skill development, leadership training, and one-on-one peer mentoring, we believe mentorship helps students achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.
A: Our volunteer peer mentors undergo an extensive interview process and Police Background Check before being chosen as a mentor. Mentors are trained throughout the summer and the academic year to ensure consistent program delivery.
A: We aim to match participants with a mentor of the same or similar faculty. Before the program begins, every participant will be contacted by their mentor. Participants will have the opportunity to meet their mentor during Fall Orientation week
A: Mentors can answer your questions about academic and social life at Carleton, and refer you to campus resources. They can work with you to build skills such as planning and time-management, and help you get involved at Carleton! You can expect to meet weekly with you mentor and other students in the program
A: We aim to pair you with a mentor within your program. All our mentors undergo the same mentorship training – therefore a mentor in the sciences will be as capable as a mentor in the arts in answering questions and providing guidance to a participant in either faculty. Regardless of whether your mentor is in your program or not, it is important to note that FYC is not a tutoring program. If tutoring is needed, your mentor will help you in seeking a tutor or other academic resources on campus.
A: The program begins during Fall Orientation week. However, once you are registered with FYC our team will send you updates and information, as well as tips and important dates throughout the summer. Keep checking your Carleton email.
A: To fulfill program requirements, you will meet with your mentor once a week. Typically, each time you meet it should last from 30 minutes to one hour. These meetings are scheduled by the participant and the mentor at a regular, convenient time.
A: The one-on-one mentoring sessions are at a convenient and comfortable public location, such as the library or Starbucks. Your mentor can also show you around different parts of campus that you want to familiarize yourself with
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A: Participation in FYC is FREE but space is limited, so be sure to register early!
A: This program is meant for first year students, however we can recommend other programs and resources that may be helpful for you in your upper years – contact the Mentorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.