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MENTORSHIP

A message from the MSS Mentorship Coordinator:

Email: mentorship@mcmastersciencesociety.com

Are you a first year Science student? Do you have questions, are looking for support, or need help accessing resources on campus? Check out our re-vamped MSS Mentorship Program. This program is a service for incoming first years in the Faculty of Science that strives to make the transition into university easier by providing academic and social resources, as well as upper-year support.

 

We understand that first year is a huge adjustment, and it is often hard to budget time for in-person sessions. Therefore, we have accommodated for this by providing our service through a completely online platform! Students will be paired with upper year science representatives (Sciclones) to act as a source of knowledge, information, support. Students in this program will benefit from access to valuable resource sheets, and develop a strong support network.

 

How does it work?

 

You will be paired with an upper year who will be reaching out to you through an online platform (e-mail, Facebook messenger, message) every month. They will be discussing important topics such as “How to get involved?”, “Tips for doing well on midterms”, “Where to find academic support/wellness support on campus?” and much more. Each e-mail will include a resource sheet, with campus and Hamilton wide programs/ services that pertain to these topics! 

 

Our hope is that first year students always feel as though they have somewhere to turn, and that these connections will prove to be valuable and long-lasting. Welcome to the Science family-we are so lucky and happy to have you! 

Sincerely,

The Mentor Team 

MENTORSHIP

A message from the MSS Mentorship Coordinator:

Email: mentorship@mcmastersciencesociety.com

Everyone has a mentor! Why? Because mentorship has been scientifically proven to help individuals be successful with their academic, social, and emotional well being! Well we can’t deny the science so the MSS is here to provide you with various mentorship opportunities to help YOU be successful!

Are you a first year Science student? Do you have questions, are looking for support, or need help accessing resources on campus? If you answered “YES!” Consider signing up for our MSS First-Year Mentorship Program. This program is a service for first years in the Faculty of Science that strives to make the transition into university easier by providing academic and social resources, as well as upper-year support. Additionally this program is free and mainly online!

 

How does it work?

 

Sign up occurs during June, August/ September, and January

After you sign-up you will be matched with an upper year science mentor who will reach out to you through an online platform (email, Facebook messenger, text etc.) every month. They will send you out a curated resource sheet and discussing topics such as: “How to create a perfect schedule?”, “How to succeed on midterms and exams”, “Places to explore in Hamilton”, “Upper year housing” and much more! Additionally there will be a few in person socials so that you have an opportunity to connect with your mentor in person!

 

Our hope is that first year students always feel as though they have somewhere to turn, and that these connections will prove to be valuable and long-lasting. Welcome to the Science family-we are so lucky and happy to have you!

Testimonials

 

This is our third year running as an online program and here is what first year mentees had to say!

“Honestly this mentor program helped me soooooo much! My mentor did an amazing job helping me transition and I now not only have a great mentor but also a great friend :)”

 

-Ali S,

Life Sciences 1

Class of 2022

 

“My mentor was amazing. She always answered any questions I had with an extensive amount of information and as soon as possible. She took time out of her busy welcome week to take me on a personal tour of the campus and helped me find ALL of my classes. She was/is an amazing mentor and I'm glad I was paired up with her this year!

-Leah H,

Life Sciences1

Class of 2022

 

“I just wanted to say that my mentor is absolutely amazing. The transition to university has had many ups and downs and she has supported me through everything. She has fostered such a strong mentoring relationship and made my life at McMaster so much better!!”

 

-Science Student

Class of 2022


Science mentorship team

 

Currently Sciclones, MSS exec and previous mentors make up the MSS First year mentorship program. However, we recognize that many science students would excel at being mentors to first years and benefit from sharing their knowledge and experiences. That is why we look forward to expanding the team in September 2019 so stay tuned!

 

Other mentorship opportunities

 

Mentorship can be beneficial at any stage in your academic journey! There are a variety of mentorship programs offered at McMaster. Click the tab on the side to learn more!

Sincerely,

The Mentor Team