In addition to the many resources the Honors College offers to its students, one of the earliest programs we offer is our Mentoring Program. The Honors Peer Mentoring Program is designed to help all incoming students, both first-year and transfer students, get adjusted to the Honors College and life at Pace. Each student is paired with an upperclassman mentor with similar interests and majors the summer before starting at Pace. Honors mentors serve as a guide for mentees’ first year and can answer any questions mentees may have prior to starting the semester.
As a mentee, students have the advantage of immediately becoming a part of the Honors Community, and gain the perspective of an upperclassman on concerns such as studying, midterms/finals, registration and socializing in New York City. Mentors also work with students to introduce them to different departments at Pace like Financial Aid, OSA (Office of Student Assistance), and the Honors College. Through their experience in the Mentoring Program, mentees are able to grasp a sense of both long and short term goals like declaring a major or minor, registering for the right classes, and preparing for internships.
Students acting as mentors in the Mentoring Program also benefit by gaining experience as leaders. Mentors contribute to the professional and personal development of their peers and therefore, the academic community as a whole.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Email Mentoring Coordinator, Mohini Gobin