First Year Experience (FYE) Mentor
The FYE Mentor's chief responsibility is to ease the transition of new students into the academic and social community of Columbia College and to strengthen the sense of community on campus. FYE Mentors act as the initial medium through which new students connect through INCC with faculty, staff, returning students and the facilities and resources available on campus.
"I believe that being a peer mentor is more than a job; it’s a responsibility that each and every one of us must fulfill. Every person on this campus and in the surrounding community, in my opinion, has a duty to be a positive influence in the lives of others and help them through whatever comes their way. This is what builds a strong and lasting community. This experience has been absolutely amazing and I feel like I am growing as a person." - Emily Pry, Community Consultant
"I feel the most rewarded when a student recognizes my face, walks up to me and is confident that I can be a reliable person. Having that kind of "mentor" role makes my face light up and humbles me beyond belief." - Jill Thompson, Community Consultant
"Knowing that I’m helping make an impact on student’s lives by perhaps making their transition and overall experience in college even just a little bit better is by far the best thing about my position!" - Jessica Houston, Community Consultant
"What gives me the most satisfaction is being able to see myself transform other students into leaders. It is amazing to see the difference in the students from being nervous freshman to outgoing individuals. It is rewarding to make a difference in a students life, it is not even describable."- Annalise Morrison, Community Consultant
FYE Mentor job description.