Sunday, February 3, 2008
Once again, other schools have this, so why can't we. The SMU Buddy program would pair first year students or high school student with upper year students. The point of this program would be mentorship. 3rd and 4th year students would get a great volunteering opportunity, and a chance to better their university. Topics to help out with could include what classes to pick, how to declare majors, where to apply for research opportunities and scholarships, etc. The science faculty at Dalhousie offers this program. They find it helps with retention of students as well as increasing the number of students on the right track.