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Mentoring: It works. Find out why.
Mentoring, a critical ingredient in student career success, will soon be receiving additional support and awareness from NIU students, faculty and staff. The Huskie Mentoring Summit, hosted by University Honors, will offer students the opportunity to explore the lifelong benefits of serving as a mentor or mentee. NIU undergraduate students with experience as mentors or...
Are you a rising sophomore, junior, or senior looking for ways to mentor other students? Consider applying to be a peer mentor through the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL). As a peer mentor, you will connect with students in your program, facilitate small- and large-group discussions, provide resources for students in your...
NIU’s Mentoring for Academic Success/Freshmen Receiving Experience and Study Habits (MÁS/FRESH) peer mentoring program is currently seeking volunteer peer mentors for fall 2016. The program is designed to provide a welcoming environment and a “home away from home” atmosphere for first-year Latina/o college students by providing social, cultural and academic support. Mentors will assist Latino...
NIU students in Founders Memorial Library
The Northern Illinois Regional Peer Mentoring Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at NIU-Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This conference is designed for faculty and staff in high schools, community colleges and universities who organize and support peer mentoring programs; those looking to start programs at their institutions;...
NIU Honors Program students
NIU’s Peer Mentor Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Barsema Alumni Visitor Center. Registration is available online. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students, faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend if they are involved in mentoring or plan to be involved in mentoring in...
TLC: Making a Difference: Service in Society
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has kicked off the fall semester with 14 Themed Learning Communities, representing four colleges as well as the Academic Advising Center, Athletics, CHANCE and PROMISE. Almost 300 first-year students are participating this year with a group of dedicated TLC faculty and staff. Peer leaders have been placed...
CHANCE students
NIU’s McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program and the National Science Foundation PROMISE Scholars Program have implemented a new peer mentoring network for NIU freshmen. CHANCE’s mentoring program focuses on providing support to all students in any major. PROMISE’s mentoring program focuses on providing support to students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. The goal of...
First Year Composition Program
When 80 faculty members gathered in the Sky Room early this semester for a summit on First Year Composition Program retention, the challenge was clear. What innovative ways could the group conceive to assure that First Year Composition students receive the coursework and connections with faculty and peers that will bring them success as freshman...
NIU College of Business students study together at Barsema Hall.
NIU has nearly 40 peer mentoring programs on campus, but participants rarely talk to each other to compare notes and successful strategies. That’s about to change, thanks to the efforts of NIU students Lauren Nale and Luis Lopez. The two honors students, who coordinate the University Honors peer mentoring group, are now spearheading a Peer...