Math Major Peer Mentor Program


Program Overview

The Peer Mentor Program, based on a student mentoring model, provides opportunities for new math major students to connect with and learn from upper-class students in the program. The peer mentor relationship allows new students to begin to feel connected to their new academic major and community. Above all the program is designed to be fun and relaxing for both the new math major and the seasoned math major.

Goals of the Peer Mentor Program

  • Ease new students in their transition to their math majors, life at NYU, and life in New York City
  • Build stronger relationships between upper-class and new students in the math major community
  • Provide peer advisement on a student-to-student level in courses, study strategies, and campus activities

 

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Information for Peer Mentors

Who Are Peer Mentors?

  • Upper level undergraduate students who are majoring in math and have a desire to help their peers in the same major
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are usually involved in the math department as a member of the math club, math tutor or grader, or participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Involved on campus at NYU in other capacities such as student organizations, residential life, or on campus employment

Benefits for Peer Mentors

  • Serve as a role model for new math majors through sharing your experiences in the major and University while practicing your mentoring skills
  • Gain leadership skills through working with others in a peer advising capacity
  • Connect with and support the math major community

 

Information for Peer Mentees

Who are Peer Mentees?

  • Actively enrolled undergraduate students who are new or fairly new math majors
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in receiving guidance and support from an experienced math major

Benefits for Peer Mentees

  • Build connections with a peer who has been through similar experiences
  • Feel supported
  • Meet new people and expand your NYU Courant network
  • Learn about the math major and helpful resources
  • Get your questions answered by someone who you feel comfortable talking to

 

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How to Participate

Applications for the Peer Mentor Program are accepted at the beginning of each fall semester for the academic year.

The applications have closed for the 2017-2018 academic year and will be available in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For any questions about the Math Major Peer Mentor Program, please contact Dana Jaggi, djaggi@cims.nyu.edu.

Please note that you must be a math major to participate in the program.