Peer Mentorship Testimonials

"I would like to thank ESSC for the opportunity to mentor students across different departments as an effort to improve their Master's journey. Over the course of the last few months, my observation has been that incoming students are keen on getting a stronghold over their nascent international student life here. Our program offers them the perfect platform to capture their ideal mentor, thus affirming the potency of our initiative. Interaction with newly arrived students musters a feeling of reminiscence for us, looking back at the time when once upon a time we were treading a brand new path for ourselves. Thank you for the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of fellow students - and thus on a larger scale - in our community."

         - Mentor - Fall 2023

"Here is my experience with mentee in the mentorship program. It's been an amazing ride!

1)  It was more like hanging out with a friend than a formal mentor-mentee thing. We clicked right away and learning from each other was super fun. I helped him with his courses and assignments, and he had some great pointers for my resume too.

2) It was cool to see his confidence grow. I think our resume swaps and chats about life really made a difference.

3)  The program's laid-back vibe worked well for us. It was structured but not too rigid, which let us do our thing and grow at our own pace. The reminders and tips from you guys were really handy too.

4) I learned a lot too! His ideas and feedback opened my eyes to new things, and I feel like I've grown a lot personally."


-Mentor - Fall 2023

I had the incredible privilege of serving as a mentor in our peer mentorship program, and I cannot express enough how fulfilling and rewarding this experience has been. One of my mentees, a student with outstanding academic prowess, sought my guidance and support on a wide range of topics. Throughout our mentorship journey, I had the pleasure of witnessing their growth and development not only in their academic pursuits but also in their overall approach to their career goals. It was truly a delight to be able to share my knowledge and experiences with them, helping them navigate the complexities of higher education and providing insights into various career opportunities.

- Mentor - Spring 2023

"I really liked my mentor! She helped me improve my resume and cover letter and helped me finally get a job. She always gave me amazing advice."

- Mentee - Fall 2021

"The highlight of this experience is to see my mentee's self-development and growth at an impressive pace. My mentee has broken out of the shell of self-doubt and insecurity to go after the things that matter, whether it is in the personal or academic space."

- Mentor Fall 2021