Thursday, January 11, 2018

Volunteer Position: International Student Peer Mentor - North Campus

CONNECT
INTERNATIONAL PEER MENTOR (VOLUNTEER)



Connect is currently seeking volunteers at the North Campus for the role of International Peer Mentors for the Winter 2018 semester.


WHAT IS CONNECT?
Connect is a peer mentorship program that supports first semester international students as they transition. Connect provides a welcome team for new international students by creating an opportunity for students to connect with an International Peer Mentor (Returning Student) and a Staff Mentor (Faculty/Staff/Admin person). Welcome Teams are familiar with the Humber campus, services, and local community; will help new students become more familiar with a new culture, a new academic setting by providing cultural support and information about student life at Humber.


MENTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
International Peer Mentors will be assigned a group of international peer mentees.  Mentors are responsible for:
  • Contacting their mentees within the two weeks prior to the start of the semester, either via chat, email, or phone call.  Mentors will be responsible for initial introductions, answering questions about the Humber community, providing support to new students prior to their arrival, and maintaining regular contact and building relationships with their mentees.
  • Update mentees on Connect, International Centre and campus events.
  • Encourage participation in the Passport to Success program and other campus resources that promote academic success and social development
  • Assisting with Connect events and workshops, this will include attending Connect events, marketing and communications of events, planning and implementing of Connect events and workshops for the semester.
  • Build team spirit amongst mentees, other mentors and international student ambassadors


TIME COMMITMENT

International Peer Mentors will be required to commit eight hours per month to the program, with most of the hours being contributed the first two weeks prior to the start of classes and two weeks after classes start.

In addition to the above to be successful in this program we require you to commit to the following events:

  • Initiate communication with Student Mentees
  • Volunteer at  either International Orientation- or International Meet and Greet
  • Volunteer at least twice to  additional Connect events during each term
  • Meet with your Student Mentee at least two (2) times outside of any Connect organized event
  • Monthly communication to check-in with your student mentee, either via email/in-person/phone/social media.
UPCOMING CONNECT EVENTS
  • International Orientation – January 26th 10am to 3pm
  • International Student Centre Drop-In Welcome Event
  • International Meet and Greet
  • Connect Mix and Mingle

Plus many other events and workshops:
  •  Canadian Pop-Culture
  •  Finding Your First Canadian Job
  • How to Succeed in your exams: Answering Multiple Choice
  • Getting to Know Your Canadian Classmates
  • International Café
  • Succeeding in your first assignment
  • Language Café
  • Holiday event- Gingerbread house building


Connect activities are specially designed to target students when they need it most, i.e. prior to arrival and the first few weeks of your first semester. We offer many fun and learning opportunities to get together within the first six weeks of the semester and additional events for the remainder of the semester.


WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
International Peer Mentors are students in their second semester or higher in a Humber post-secondary or post-graduate programs who are maintaining good academic standing.  Peer Mentors are caring, hardworking and mature individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in the program.


WHY BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL PEER MENTOR?
International Peer Mentors are student leaders within the campus community. The program allows peer mentors to develop their leadership skills, communication skills, inter-personal skills along with opportunities to assist in the planning of Connect events, marketing and communication of the program, workshop facilitation and many other skills.

International Peer Mentors are unpaid volunteer positions for the entire semester however the benefits are rewarding. International Peer Mentors who meet the minimum program expectations are eligible to attend International Centre events that are $25.00 and under free of charge (Peer Mentors must also register for the events they wish to attend prior to the event being sold out).


APPLY ONLINE:  http://international.humber.ca/student-services/meeting-new-friends/connect/peer-mentor-application.html 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 15th, 2018 – 10am


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