Have a casual conversation
Tell your peer mentor how your semester is going, share something you’re concerned about or something you’re proud of…ask your mentor about their experience or goals, why they chose their major and what their future plans are…
Talk about your short-term goals
What, specifically, do you want to work on this semester? Did you know you are more likely to succeed if you write down your intentions? Your peer mentor can help you set realistic goals and figure out a plan to achieve them.
Attend a campus event with you
Do you want to attend a workshop, social event, or speaker on campus but aren’t sure who to go with…how to get there…or what to expect? Walking into a room full of new people can be intimidating–grab a peer mentor to come along! They can even help you prepare for events (like brainstorming questions before the Transfer Fair).
Explore classes, majors, transfer schools, and careers
Mentors can help you think through your interests, skills, and goals. Then, using GCC resources including the Course Catalog and the online Career Cruising program, they can help you research careers, majors, and possible transfer schools. Working with a peer mentor is a great way to prepare for your next advising appointment!