Connect is currently seeking volunteers at the North Campus for the role of International Peer Mentors for the Winter 2018 semester.
WHAT IS CONNECT?
Connect is a peer mentorship program that supports first semester international students as they transition. Connect provides a welcome team for new international students by creating an opportunity for students to connect with an International Peer Mentor (Returning Student) and a Staff Mentor (Faculty/Staff/Admin person). Welcome Teams are familiar with the Humber campus, services, and local community; will help new students become more familiar with a new culture, a new academic setting by providing cultural support and information about student life at Humber.
International Peer Mentors will be assigned a group of international peer mentees. Mentors are responsible for:
International Peer Mentors will be required to commit eight hours per month to the program, with most of the hours being contributed the first two weeks prior to the start of classes and two weeks after classes start.
In addition to the above to be successful in this program we require you to commit to the following events:
UPCOMING CONNECT EVENTS
Plus many other events and workshops:
Connect activities are specially designed to target students when they need it most, i.e. prior to arrival and the first few weeks of your first semester. We offer many fun and learning opportunities to get together within the first six weeks of the semester and additional events for the remainder of the semester.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
International Peer Mentors are students in their second semester or higher in a Humber post-secondary or post-graduate programs who are maintaining good academic standing. Peer Mentors are caring, hardworking and mature individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in the program.
WHY BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL PEER MENTOR?
International Peer Mentors are student leaders within the campus community. The program allows peer mentors to develop their leadership skills, communication skills, inter-personal skills along with opportunities to assist in the planning of Connect events, marketing and communication of the program, workshop facilitation and many other skills.
International Peer Mentors are unpaid volunteer positions for the entire semester however the benefits are rewarding. International Peer Mentors who meet the minimum program expectations are eligible to attend International Centre events that are $25.00 and under free of charge (Peer Mentors must also register for the events they wish to attend prior to the event being sold out).
Application Deadline: Monday, January 15th, 2018 – 10am