Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program Events
The following are typical for our year. Due to CDC guidelines and out of an abundance of caution, some events have been cancelled or moved to a virtual format for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
Fall Semester Events
Mentees will meet their mentor for the first time during move in. We hope this will give you a friendly face to help get you settled. Your mentor will also offer to help you walk through your class buildings before classes start on Monday.
All program participants travel to a one-night retreat in the mountains. Participants gain an understanding of the Program, they build a foundation for a safe and supportive community, they know what it means to be a part of the Programs success, and a connection is established between the mentors and mentees (if not already established).
The Mentoring Seminar is an 8-week, 1-credit course that is required for all first-year business students in the College of Business Mentoring Program. Students explore their role within the program while also gaining self and academic awareness through critical analysis, group work, readings, reflections, and class discussions. Students gain academic skills and strategies, develop peer relationships, and examine college resources that will empower them to be authors of their college goals and advocates for their success.
End of Semester Event
The end of the fall semester is celebrated with an-all program event. A holiday movie watch and cookie/cupcake decorating, gingerbread house making fun-filled evening and potlucks have occurred in the past.
Spring Semester Events
We enjoy a fun kick-off to the spring semester! The last few years, we’ve played Broomball!
End of Year Banquet
We end the year with a fun evening of dinner, dessert, and recognizing the relationships forged throughout the year. Leadership team is thanked for their work 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) and social/fun events (e.g. movie watches, Amazing Race – CSU style, family feud game night).