Mentor Information

Connections Program

Connections Mentors are trained in the spring and are assigned 5 to 10 mentees during the undergraduate orientaion held the second and third week of August. Mentors will support new student success throughout the semester. Mentor Toolkit:

 HomophonesPronunciationSubjunctiveVerb Tenses

See GUIDELINES and don't miss out on this experience - APPLY NOW!   

Benefits of Being a Mentor:

  • Gain leadership skills to add to your resume
  • Meet new people and learn from other cultures
  • Work with a closely knit group of mentors
  • Expand your social network
  • Demonstrate initiative and contribute to the success of students at SU
  • Have fun!

Prerequisites

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Familiarity with the campus community
  • Able to dedicate approximately 10 hours/week to this position
  • Able to maintain weekly contact with mentees
  • Able to participate in the Connections training program 
  • You must be able to participate in all Connections training, Saturday April 8 and April 15, 2017, and to begin work at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by March 25, 2017. The interview will take place in March 28 and March 29, 2017. You must be able to attend the 15 minutes interview on either March 28 or March 29.

Responsibilities of being a Mentor

  • Develop independence and knowledge of resources on campus and in the city in your mentees so that they will be able to excel academically and successfully integrate into the SU Family
  • Maintain weekly meetings and communication with your mentees
  • Submit weekly reports and time sheets on Wednesdays no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • Attend monthly mentor meetings and all Connections Events
  • Have fun!

2017-2018 Mentors

Mentors

Name: Yo-Ok Chang

Nationality: South Korean

Languages: Korean, English

College: Human Ecology

Major: Child and Family Studies

Other interests: shopping, counseling, research

Anushruta Neupane

Anushruta Neupane

My experience as an international student all the way from Nepal has taught me a lot of different things. After spending two years in Syracuse, I have come to understand and acknowledge all the things I should’ve done for a better transition, along with all the things I did that helped me with my transition and accomplishments. Being a mentor will allow me to share the knowledge I have derived after enduring challenges as an international student and hopefully make their transition smoother and easier. 

Timiharu ko mentor ko roopma ma timiharulai maile antarashtra bidhyarthi bhayera sikeka kuraharu ko barema jankari dinchu. Aasha garchu ki mero anubhav timiharu sanga baatera ma timiharulai dherai madat garna saku. 

Boyang Feng

Boyang Feng

A mentor's help is not only provided as a guidance when you're confused by your path lying ahead, but can also be your key to the lock that you don't how to open on your own. So when problems hit, no worries! We once were there as fresh as you guys are right now. We are here to make a difference.

我们也曾是大一新生,你们的到来代表着学长学姐们都变成了过来人。我们走过的弯路,会变成我们的建议而尽全力让你们少走一些。但即使如此,悄悄告诉你们,我们都很亲民的!所以别把Mentor当前辈,把我们当基友吧!

Izabella Carter

Izabella Carter

A mentor provides a unique experience to any new university student. A mentor is able to offer a perspective that cannot be found elsewhere. A mentor will serve as a guide to help you achieve the goals you have set, while simultaneously being a friendly face on campus.  Having a peer assist your transition into Syracuse University will ensure that the year begins with a strong start.

Jay Patel

Jay Patel

“What I think the MENTOR gets, is the greatest satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have and help realizing students that if it wasn’t HARD to help, everyone would do it, it’s the HARD that makes it great” 


“मुझे लगता है कि मेन्टॉर को किसी की मदद करने की सबसे बड़ी संतुष्टि होती है, मेन्टॉर छात्रों को उन अवसरों का फायदा उठाने में मदद करता है, जो उसे प्राप्त नहीं हो पाए और छात्रों को साकार करने में मदद करें कि यदि यह मदद करना कठोर नहीं होता, तो सब लोग करते, कठोर है जो इसे महान बनाता है“

Junseok Choi

Junseok Choi

A mentor will help you to discover a new life at SU. We will help you to discover not only a university life at SU but also the roots and culture of the city of Syracuse. Discover SU, discover the city of Syracuse and discover new thing about yourself.

멘토는 당신이 시라큐스대학에서의 새로운 삶을 발견하는 것에 도움을 줄 것입니다. 우리는 당신이 시라큐스 대학에서의 대학생활을 발견하는 것을 도와줄 뿐만 아니라 또한 시라큐스 도시의 역사와 전통을 발견하는 것을 도와줄 것입니다. 시라큐스대학을 발견하고, 시라큐스 도시를 발견하고, 새로워진 자신을 발견하세요. 

Maitrayi Subhedar

Maitrayi Subhedar

"A mentor, to me, is a friend who helps you transition into your college life in a new, unknown place away from home and whom you can approach without any hesitation when you just need someone to listen to you. As an international student, while I might not have had the exact experience you do during your first year, I do understand it can get difficult sometimes. That’s where a mentor comes in: to support and help you get through that small rough patch in your academic journey. 

एक परामर्शदाता, मेरे लिए, एक ऐसा दोस्त है जो आपको आपकी कॉलेज के जीवन के परिवर्तन में मदद करता है भले ही आप एक नए और अनजान देश में ही क्यों न हो। यह एक ऐसा इंसान है जिसके पास आप किसी भी झिझक के बगैर जा सकते है जब आपको आपकी बात सुनने के लिए किसी की ज़रुरत हो। मैं भी एक अंतर-राष्ट्रीय छात्रा हूँ और हाला की मेरा अनुभव आप के अनुभव से अलग रहा होगा, मैं यह जानती हूँ की कभी-कभी सभी के रास्तों में थोड़ी बोहोत मुश्किलें आ जाती है। इन्ही मुश्किलों में आपकी मदद करने के लिए, एक परामर्शदाता आपका साथ देता है।"

Phraew Sakon

Phraew Sakon

A mentor is someone, who is educated and instructs and inspires another person through his or her past experience. When I transferred to SU in January of 2015, I was overwhelmed and terrified of being in a new place and not knowing anyone. I was lucky to join a Slutzker mentor program. My mentor was a very understanding person and helped me get over my fear by encouraging me to get involved in school activities and connect with other students by joining clubs. I have a very positive experience with the mentor program and I strongly feel that I need to give it back to the new SU students.

เมนเตอร์หมายถึงบุคคลที่คอยชี้ทางและให้คำแนะนำกับผู้อื่นที่มีประสบการณ์น้อยกว่า การที่ได้เข้าร่วมเป็นส่วนหนึ่งในโครงการทำให้ฉันได้พัฒนาตัวเอง และประสบความสำเร็จทั้งด้านการเรียนและการเข้าสังคมในมหาวิทยาลัย ฉันอยากจะส่งมอบความทรงจำและประสบการณ์อันล้ำค่านี้ในการช่วยเหลือรุ่นน้องและนักเรียนที่เข้ามาใหม่ในหมาวิทยาลัยของเราต่อไป ให้ประสบความสำเร็จและมีความสุขในรั้วมหาวิทยาลัย

Qianhui Feng

Qianhui Feng

A mentor will help you get familiar with the campus and get involved in different events. We will be your listeners and friends to guide you.

我们会帮助你了解学校里的各项资源,帮助你参与、融入到学校里的各个活动中。我们会是你的朋友与聆听者。

San Jung

San Jung

A mentor is somebody you look to for guidance and advice. Mentors are there to help you in times of difficulty especially when you are adjusting to a new environment. My goal as a mentor is to welcome everybody to Syracuse University to provide a sense of belonging. I want to be an approachable mentor that can help address various issues to create a smooth transition for the students. All the mentors just want the incoming students to be as successful as they can be.

멘토란 어려움에 처하거나 새로운 환경에 적응해야할때 큰 힘이 되어줄수있는 사람입니다. 저의 멘토로써의 목표는 신입생분들을 위해 편하고 친근한 환경을 조성해드리는 것입니다. 이를 위해 저는 거리감이 느껴지는 멘토가 아닌, 편하고, 언제든지 다가올수있는 멘토가되어, 저를 필요로 하는 분들께 많은 도움이 될수있게 하고싶습니다.

Suling Sun

Suling Sun

A mentor is a person who will answer your questions about your study and life at Syracuse, helping you get familiar with the new culture and community. A mentor is your friend and resource, whenever you have questions, we will be here. Welcome to Syracuse!

能解决你任何关于在雪城学习和生活的问题。哪里有好吃的,怎么选课符合学院的要求,学校有哪些炫酷好玩的社团。远在异乡,融入一个新环境的困难我都亲身体验过,所以任何疑惑,小伙伴在这里聆听哦!欢迎来到雪城~

Xintong Wang

Xintong Wang

College is the place where it’s cool to try. Mentors are people who will guide you, help you, and try with you throughout your colorful college life.

愿你所含全部原子进入大学之后,既经历过物性的神奇,也产生过人性的可爱。

Xuanheng Hao

Xuanheng Hao

College life can be adventurous and splendid. As mentors, we can be both listeners and guidance and give you hands through every aspect of your life, to overcome the difficulties and to explore a most memorizing freshmen year in SU.

国际生最初来到美国大学校园会面对许多文化上的冲击和生活上的困难。作为一个倾听者和引路人,我们会用我们的经验和学校的资源帮助你们完成过渡,给你们尽量多的帮助和建议,让你们精彩的大学生活有一个更顺利的开端。

Yaqi Kang

Yaqi Kang

Transition is not an easy path, we understand your worry and desire. Don’t be hesitate to ask help, we are here to guide you. Welcome to Syracuse, wish you all have a wonderful first year of college!

中文:适应是一个很艰难的过程,我们理解你的担心与渴望。遇到问题请不要羞于启齿,我们十分愿意帮你解决难题。欢迎来到大雪村!此祝康吉。