Apply to be a Proud to Be First Mentor for the 2019-2020 academic year! This position is open only to first-generation CAS students and is a wonderful opportunity to develop mentorship skills, get to know other first-gen students and have the opportunity to help support and shape the experience of first-year, first-generation students. A first-generation college student is defined as a student in the first-generation of their family to work towards completing a bachelor’s degree.
Proud to Be First matches each first-year, first-generation college student with a peer mentor. Proud Mentors work to plan and implement meetings, events, and workshops; serve as sources of information and support; and help connect first-year, first-gen students to College and University resources, faculty members, and staff. Proud Mentors are encouraged to share their stories and experiences as a way of helping to promote student engagement and success.