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 junior 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
Hello! My name is Kailee Hildebrand! I am currently a junior studying Elementary Education from Brownstown, IN. I am the treasurer of Students in Education Enhancing Diversity.
My advice to incoming students would be to take every chance you get to try something new. College is very different from high school and stepping out of your comfort zone will encourage you to meet new people.
Major: Elementary Education
My name is Maddie Lukens. I am from Brownsburg, Indiana and I am a senior studying Elementary Education with a minor in Global Studies. I have studied abroad through the School of Education to Germany and Austria. My hobbies are traveling, baking, and reading.
My advice for incoming freshman is to find a routine that works for you, balance your education and social life. Find friends that have common interests, study habits and passions as yourself is important. But don’t be afraid to try new experiences.
Major: Social Studies Education
Hi! My name is Jeremy Mankins, and I am a junior 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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