Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program Events
Every semester, the program holds two required events and between four to five additional events. As new guidance comes out from the CDC and the CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team, events will be adjusted accordingly.
Fall Semester Events
Participants gain an understanding of the Program, build a foundation for a safe and supportive community, know what it means to be a part of the Program’s success, and establish a connection between the mentors and mentees (if not already established) through various activities throughout the day. Some years the retreat will be on campus, others it will be off campus.
The Mentoring Seminar is an 8-week, 1-credit course that all first-year business students in the program participate in. This course aims to aid in mentee’s transition to CSU through exploration of their role in the program and development of self-awareness and academic prowess to empower them in shaping their college experience. Mentees also discover vital CSU resources and hone their academic success skills such as active studying, group collaboration, and time management.
End of Semester Event
The end of the fall semester is celebrated with an all-program event to destress before finals and the close of the semester. In previous years, the program has held several types of fun-filled events such as a holiday movie night, cookie/cupcake decorating, gingerbread house building, and a potluck.
Spring Semester Events
We enjoy a fun kick-off to the spring semester! Typically, Spring Retreat has been a physical activity such as Broomball, to get everyone excited for the semester.
End of Year Banquet
We end the year with a fun evening to recognize the relationships forged throughout the year and send off the participants on their next journey, whether that be a job, their second year of college, and/or returning to the program for the next year. The leadership team is thanked and recognized for their work throughout the year and the Mentoring Program scholarship is awarded for the following year.
In addition to the required events above, program participants must attend a minimum of two additional events each semester. Those events have included professional workshops (e.g. resume building, strategizing for LinkedIn, presentation tips & tricks, etc.), service events, and social/fun events (e.g. movie nights, Amazing Race – CSU style, family feud game night, etc.).