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College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture Mentor Program


Posted 09/04/2018
Submitted by Julie Spring
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) is excited to embark on a new academic year and welcome the new First-Year students to Hartford and CETA! A huge factor is welcoming students and assisting them in acclimating to college is The CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society program and the members serving as Mentors.

The CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society represents the entire college (CETA), is not just one discipline / major, and requires a selection process to become a member. The Society members strive to focus on the following, centering on serving as Mentors to the incoming, First-Year students:

  • Promote leadership and communication skills of current undergraduates in CETA

  • Attract quality prospective students to all programs in CETA

  • Mentor entering, first – year students as they begin in CETA and for the first year

  • Build a more welcoming community for all CETA students

  • Demonstrate equal representation of male and female society members to best portray CETA

As they have done the past few years, Mentors reached out to their assigned mentees in a welcome message and introduced themselves prior to the First-Year students arriving on campus this fall. All student will officially meet their mentors at the first CETA Dialogue class, the first week of classes. This early connection of mentors and mentees nurtures the relationship in hopes of creating a smoother transition to University life. To the same end, Mentors will take their mentee groups, assigned by disciplines, to a UHart sporting event week #2 on campus!

Throughout the first semester in CETA, Leadership Society members/Mentors will meet with their mentees a minimum of three to four times. Sessions consist of events, information sharing and instruction on such topics as Registration: How To and more. Mentors serve as a starting point for First-Year students’ guidance and work with faculty and staff in CETA to address any questions or concerns a new student might bring to the table. Often the Mentor – mentee relationship extends beyond the first year … shared experiences, leading to shared successes.

The CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society / Mentors program is a wonderful opportunity for CETA students, both members and incoming classes. Members have numerous opportunities to work on personal and professional development and incoming students are offered a path to connection and ultimately accomplishment. We are happy to have had other schools and colleges on campus inquire about the happenings of the Society and welcome the chance to share the Society’s format throughout the University community!

If you would like to learn more about CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society, please contact one of the advisors:

Julie Spring – jspring@hartford.edu

Dr. Ying Yu – yyu@hartford.edu

Dr. Hisham Alnajjar – alnajjar@hartford.edu