Tag: mentors

Making the Most of Your Campus Resources as a First-Generation Student

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Freelance Writer

Colleges abound with resources for first-generation students, but it can be hard to know what they are. These are the campus resources you should look for. read more

Mentors: Why They Rock and Where to Find Them

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Texas A&M University, College Station

Mentors are fundamental to your success in college and beyond. Here are a few key factors that make a great mentor, plus tips on how to find one! read more

How Do You Pick a Grad School Advisor?

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Freelance Writer

Of all the people you'll interact with in grad school, few are as important as your advisor. Finding the right person for the role is key. read more

Find a Mentor to Boost Your Grad School Success

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Freelance Writer

Do you want to know a secret to making grad school successful? Find a mentor who will show you the ropes. read more

How might students benefit from a formal mentorship?

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Mentorship is crucial! Formal mentoring relationships are so important. Find experts and those who have accomplished great things in areas you are interested in. read more

The Magic of a Mentor: Ensure a Successful Transition to College

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Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mercy College

As you look ahead to graduating from high school and transitioning to college life, you may be experiencing confidence and uncertainty, excitement and anxiety--sometimes all at once! A mentor can help you through this this exciting if a little stressful time. read more

Mentor Youth Now

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Founder, Create Now

Half of the U.S. youth population (17.6 million kids) is considered "at-risk" of getting into trouble with the law, or "high-risk" and already in trouble. One solution that has been proven to work is mentoring. read more

Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

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Student, English Education, Purdue University

Most students go through college only seeing their academic advisor when it is time to schedule classes, and some students go their entire four years without really knowing their advisor! This is not recommended. read more

Choosing Job References

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References can have a significant impact on the final hiring decision. Be ready at a moment's notice to provide potential employers with at least three solid ones. read more

Student-Faculty Research in the Social Sciences

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Participation in research enriches students' learning experiences, provides improved preparation for graduate school or work, and creates involved citizens who address community problems. The opportunities are countless, and students who seek out such experiences will be rewarded with both engaging work and increased career options. read more