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!

Fall 2015 Mentors

Yunwen (April) Gu

Yunwen (April) Gu

We mentors were once just like you. We are enthusiastic and eager to offer you help. We want to be a beacon for your grand journey in this new adventurous world.

们经历过,感受过,所以期待将自己的经验传承,尽己所能为你们点亮在这个崭新世界中的探索之灯

Name: Yo-Ok Chang

Nationality: South Korean

Languages: Korean, English

College: Human Ecology

Major: Child and Family Studies

Other interests: shopping, counseling, research

Tairan (Richard) Niu

Tairan (Richard) Niu

A mentor is a person who will help you get familiar with the facilities and different kinds of resources you can use on campus. Also, a mentor is a good listener and problem solver when you feel helpless and sad in your first year in SU.

用第一年的亲身经历帮助第一年咋雪城大学学习的国际生尽快融入美国生活并熟悉可利用的校园设施及资源。并且会作一个倾听者和用自己经验帮你解决困惑的小伙伴。

Yuqing (Tessa) Xie

Yuqing (Tessa) Xie

A mentor is an experienced and trustworthy advisor but at the same time a good listener and a friend who is always here to help you with the problems you may encounter in your first year.

有足够的经验和能力帮助第一年的国际学生解决他们可能会遇到的问题,同时也是一个良好的倾听者,并能给予有建设性的意见和建议。

Jinsung Kim

Jinsung Kim

A Mentor will support your new life at SU. We help you guys understand how your ambitions fit into classes, academic and social life, and career choices.

멘토들은 시라큐스 대학에서의 새로운 대학생활을 위해 학업 뿐만 아니라 생활 적응 등을 위해 도움을 줄 수 있습니다.

Cristina Reid

Cristina Reid

A mentor is the person who answers questions that need answering, points you in the right direction when you are lost, listens when you need a listener, and welcomes you to SU and all its resources and opportunities.

Un mentor è la persona chi risponda alle domande, chi aiuta quando si sono persi, chi ascolta quando hai bisogno di parlare, e chi ti dà il benvenuto a Syracuse e tutte le opportunità disponibile.

Haley Kulakowski

Haley Kulakowski

A mentor is someone who listens, guides, and helps you throughout your struggles and successes at the University. We will help you solve any problems and show you around Syracuse!

Un mentor es alguien que escucha, que guia, y que le ayuda en todo de sus luchas y sus exitos. Le ayudaremos a resolver cualquier dificultad y le mostrará Syracuse.

Lydia Chan

Lydia Chan

A mentor is someone who is there to guide you, be a friend and help make your new experience in Syracuse a little less scary. We're here to make SU become your home away from home. 

Mentor adalah seorang yang sedia membimbing, berfungsi sebagai seorang rakan dan membantu menjadikan pengalaman baru anda di Syracuse sesuatu yang positif. Kami sedia menjadikan SU sebagai rumah kedua anda.

Ingmar Steeman

Ingmar Steeman

A mentor is someone who allows others to feel free and comfortable to approach them about anything. This can be to seek an answer to a question, to ask for a piece of advice or to just have someone to converse with. A mentor is a guiding figure to those who seek them.

Een mentor is iemand die anderen het gevoel geeft dat hij of zij gemakkkelijk benaderbaar is. Dat kan zijn om een antwoord te krijgen op een vraag, voor advies of om gewoon een praatje te maken. Een mentor is een gids voor wie daar naar op zoek is.

Ziane Hamel

Ziane Hamel

A mentor is someone you can trust and laugh with. These qualities allow for creativity, comfort, and inspiration to strengthen in order to achieve one’s goals.

Un mentor est quelqu'un à qui vous pouvez faire confiance et rire avec. Ces qualités permettent à la créativité, le confort, et l'inspiration de se renforcer afin d'atteindre les buts qu’on se fixe.

Alex Alvarez

Alex Alvarez

As your mentor, I will help you with anything you need me for through your first semester in SU 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 pass through. My goal is to make your first semester an amazing experience.

Como tu mentor, estoy aquí para ayudarte con todo lo que necesites durante tu primer semestre aquí en Syracuse 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.

Sehee Yang

Sehee Yang

A mentor and a mentee are one team. A mentor is a scaffolding support that can strengthen the mentee to grow, become independent, and furthermore, become a helper for others. The mentor holds the mentee to go higher. As a mentor, I hope to join your journey at Syracuse University.

멘토란 조력을 받는 사람과 한 팀을 이루어 그로 하여금 또 하나의 멘토로써 성장하도록 노력을 아끼지 않는 사람을 의미합니다. 저는 그러한 멘토가 되어 시라큐스 대학에서 시작하는 당신의 여정을 함께하고 싶습니다.

Sijia Xu

Sijia 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。

Yat Sze (Austin) Cheng

Yat Sze (Austin) Cheng

Hi all! I'm Austin from Hong Kong, junior in Geography major. I know you guys should be pretty excited and anxious to engage in the SU community. So here I am as a mentor to lead you through! I wish throughout the year, we'll all learn and grow together! Let's enjoy your college life!

大家好!我係嚟自香港嘅Austin,主修地理。我知你哋初來報到,應該既興奮又緊張。所以我希望能夠以mentor嘅身份,同大家一齊enjoy呢年嘅時光。希望我哋會互相學習、一齊成長啦!​

Jiang Zhou

Jiang 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。

Yi Ding

Yi Ding

It is always common for international student to be worried, stressed and confused when they first arrive in US. Fortunately, 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 we 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! 

Travis Davis

Travis Davis

My time studying abroad greatly impacted my educational and social experience as an undergraduate! I am excited to help others to make the most out of their experience while studying at Syracuse!

Shuhui Fan

Shuhui Fan

As a mentor who just wen through the first year in Syracuse, I know what adjustment means to an 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!

Nathalie Budiman

Nathalie Budiman

I’m so excited to meet all of you! I assure you that you have made one of the best decisions in your life to attend Syracuse University, the school has so much to offer and I can’t wait to see you guys become part of our big family. And of course, as your mentor I will help you in every step of the way in becoming passionate Orangemen and women. So get excited, everyone!

Saya dapat memastikan bahwa kalian telah membuat salah satu keputusan terbaik dihidup kalian untuk belajar di Syracuse University. Sekolah ini akan memberi kalian banyak sekali oportunitas belajar dan dalam waktu singkat, kalian pasti dapat merasa bahwa kampus ini telah menjadi rumah kedua kalian. Tentunya, sebagai mentor, saya akan membantu kalian di setiap langkah dalam proses menjadi Orangemen dan women yang asyik! Maka, bersemangatlah semua!