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:

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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!

2016-2017 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

Alex Alvarez

Alex Alvarez

As your mentor, I will help you with anything you need me for through your first semester in SU in order for you to adjust to college life.  It is not an easy path, but with my help you will be able to understand some things and to live some experiences that I have already gone through. My goal is to make your first semester an amazing one.

Como tu mentor, estoy aquí para ayudarte con todo lo que necesites durante tu primer semestre en Syracuse, y para que te ajustes a la vida universitaria. No es un camino fácil, pero con mi ayuda vas a poder entender algunas cosas y vivir unas experiencias por las cuales ya yo he pasado. Mi propósito es hacer de tu primer semestre una experiencia inolvidable.

Como o seu mentor, eu estou aqui para ajudá-lo com tudo o que você precise durante o seu primeiro semestre em Syracuse para que se ajuste à vida universitária. Não é um caminho fácil, mas com a minha ajuda você vai poder compreender algumas coisas e viver algumas experiências que já eu vivi. O meu propósito é que o seu primeiro semestre seja maravilhoso. 

Cullen Stubbs

Cullen Stubbs

A mentor is someone who guides individuals through new experiences while at the same time encouraging these persons to challenge themselves to fully enjoy, experience, and make the most out of their new environment. 

Ingmar Steeman

Ingmar Steeman

As a mentor I will make your transition to Syracuse University as easy as possible. I am here to answer any questions you may have about campus resources, academic life, and of course social life. Syracuse may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere (which it kind of is), but it's also a great place to be with much to offer.

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।

Qianhui (Olivia) Feng

Qianhui (Olivia) 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。

Jiashi (Cathy) Sun

Jiashi (Cathy) Sun

As a mentor I will make your transition to Syracuse University as easy as possible. I am here to answer any questions you may have about campus resources, academic life, and of course social life. Syracuse may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere (which it kind of is), but it's also a great place to be with much to offer.

Jiayang (Jenny) Zhou

Jiayang (Jenny) Zhou

A mentor is a person who will guide you to over come the difficulties you must face in college, both academically and socially. An effective mentor is also a good listener, and understands your needs to help you find the right resources, provide valuable advice, and share own life experience.

会帮助你克服进入大学所将面临的学业和生活上的困难。同时会做一个良好的倾听者和值得信任的小伙伴。希望可以和你分享宝贵的学习资源和自己的亲身经历,帮助你更快的融入雪城的大家庭。

Lavina Sabnani

Lavina Sabnani

A mentor is someone who is always there for you to listen to you and help you navigate the Syracuse University environment while also nurturing your goals socially and academically. 

मैं यहाँ हूँ तुम विश्वविद्यालय के पर्यावरण नेविगेट करते हुए भी सामाजिक और अकादमिक अपने लक्ष्यों को पोषण में मदद करने के लिए।

Quentin Rosso

Quentin Rosso

A mentor is someone who makes you discover what it means to be a student at Syracuse University. He/she must help the student to explore academic life and to enjoy all the benefits provided by the university staff.

Un mentor est quelqu'un qui vous fait découvrir ce que cela signifie d'être étudiant à Syracuse University. Il doit aider les étudiants à explorer la vie académique et à profiter des bénéfices apportés par le personnel universitaire.

Sehyun Lee

Sehyun Lee

A Mentor is somene who will help your new campus life. Also, a montor is a good listener and prblem solver  when you have problems from your academic progress to personal matters in SU.  

멘토는 새로운 대학생활을 위해 도움을 줄 수 있습니다. 또한, 멘토는 좋은 상담가로써 학교생활에서의 학업적인것부터 개인적인 문제들까지 해결 하려 노력합니다.  

Shuhui Fan

Shuhui Fan

As a mentor who just went through the first year in Syracuse, I know what adjustment means to international students. I am willing to connect with you and help you solve any problem. Finally, we will go through the great journey!

我会用我自己第一年的亲身经历帮助你尽快适应在雪城的学习与生活。为你介绍你会用到的各种资源,以及帮你解决任何问题。相信你在雪城​会度过开心而充实的一年!

Sijia (Joy) Xu

Sijia (Joy) Xu

Sharing is caring. Mentors will share our experiences with you to help feel at ease on campus. We will also be here for support and help you feel more at home. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have over the school year.

我们会把我们的亲身经历和感受和你们分享,希望能让你们更快的适应学校的生活。当你遇到困难或者问题时我们也会给予支持和帮助。

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~

Tairan (Richard) Niu

Tairan (Richard) Niu

A mentor is a troubleshooter who will try him or her best to provide best solutions to your struggles and to help you succeed in college. We are a group of amazing people letting you get familiar with collegiate and community resources.

Mentor会用尽洪荒之力倾听并帮你解决各种麻烦,让你在大学取得成功。我们会让你尽快融入新的校园生活,也会让你爱上这座城。

Xintong (Claire) Wang

Xintong (Claire) 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。

Yannian (Leeko) Lu

Yannian (Leeko) Lu

A mentor is a person who may help you adapt to the new college environment as soon as possible. We are a kind of resources for you to use when you are in trouble as well as when you need assistance.  Also, a mentor is your friend both in academic and social life.  We are glad to share our personal experience to help you know more about SU and learn more at SU.

我们很荣幸能帮助国际新生们尽快适应美国大学生活,当你们需要我们的时候,你们可以第一时间来找我们,我们会竭尽所能帮助你们。与此同时,希望我们第一年的亲身经历能够让你们更深入地了解关于SU的方方面面以及周边的环境,玩转雪城!

Yi (Lilith) Ding

Yi (Lilith) Ding

Your mentor will be the person who guide you through everything. A mentor is an adviser, a friend, and a problem solver. I just want to let you know that I will always be there to help and listen. Wish you the best in your first year of college! 

对于国际新生来说,当你们第一次来到美国的大学校园,你们有一百个理由去担心,焦虑和困惑。庆幸的是,你的mentor会帮助你尽快的适应这里的生活。我们将会成为你的朋友,你的导师,给你建议,倾听你的想法,帮你解决各种棘手的问题。祝你们大学第一年生活顺利!

Yong Zhang (Lawrence) Lin

Yong Zhang (Lawrence) Lin

A mentor supports you as you adapt to a new cultural and living environment and act as a resources when you are in need. We help you quickly integrate into your new home so that you can make the most out of your years in Syracuse University. Of course, a mentor will also be a safe place when you need personal support through problems and troubles. 

Mentor 会协助你适应一个新的文化和生活环境。我们会快速地帮助你融入你在雪城的新家,让你可以度过一个快乐和成功的四年。我们更会在你需要帮助时及时的帮助你们。