In the BoilerMENTOR program, first-year students are connected with a peer mentor within the College of Education. The peer mentoring relationship includes a series of support initiatives to assist first-year students in completing their academic goals, from the identification of institutional support resources, joining a study group, attending campus activities. Students selected as BoilerMENTORs are leaders on campus and within our college. Their strong commitment to academics serves as a platform for where we desire our incoming students to reach. BoilerMENTORs schedule frequent meetings with their assigned mentees to discuss adjusting to college life, provide information on academic resources and serve as a bridge between incoming students and faculty/staff.
The BoilerMENTOR program is offered through the Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Major: Elementary Education/Special Education (Dual Major)
My name is Joseline and I am a sophomore from Crawfordsville, IN. I am currently a College of Education Ambassador and member of S.E.E.D.
Advice to incoming students: Don’t underestimate benefits of participating in the BoilerMentor program. This mentoring program helped me tremendously during my first year at Purdue and I’m sure it will help you as well.
Major: Elementary Education
My name is Tiffany Hairston and I am a sophomore studying Elementary Education from Indianapolis, IN. I am currently the President of Warren Hall of Windsor Hall Club and the Secretary of Students in Education Enhancing Diversity (S.E.E.D.) Other hobbies include painting, watching films, and cosplaying.
Advice to incoming students: be on the lookout for clubs that interest you. You can join an organization that pertains to your major and/or join something just for fun! Joining clubs and organizations on campus helps you to make connections across Purdue’s different schools.
Major: Elementary Education
Hello! My name is Julie Kim and I am a sophomore studying Elementary Education from Louisville, KY. I am involved in Students in Education Enhancing Diversity (S.E.E.D), Asian American Association (AAA), Circle K, and Convocations Volunteer Network.
My favorite thing about the College of Education is the small class size. Most of my classes are less than 30 students, allowing me to develop a closer relationship with my professors, my advisor, as well as my fellow peers.
My advice to incoming students would be to not be afraid of getting involved and meeting new people. No one from my high school came to Purdue so when I first moved in, I didn’t know anyone. By branching out, joining clubs, and talking to different people, I was able to make an amazing group of friends that helped make my first year at college even better!
Major: Social Studies Education
Hi! My name is Jeremy Mankins, and I am a sophomore studying Social Studies Education from Romeoville, IL. I am a member of Students in Education Enhancing Diversity (S.E.E.D.), The All American Marching Band, and other clubs and organizations on campus.
My advice to the incoming freshman would be to join some clubs that suit your interest, but also clubs that will also provide support and encouragement for you throughout your first year here at Purdue. Welcome to the team and Boiler Up!
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