By Amanda Dolce, SED 2016
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors. The air is getting crisper. The Transitional Mentor Program is frolicking about SED, BU, and Boston! My favorite part of coming back to BU in the fall has always been the start of the Transitional Mentor Program, a student group which works to acclimate new Terriers to life in SED, BU, and Boston.
Through the program, each new Terrier in the School of Education is matched with an upper-class student who will serve as a mentor.
The job of the mentor is to answer questions and be a resource for anything new students might need. The mentors and their “mentees,” as the new students are affectionately called, communicate over the summer and get the opportunity to bond at the many exciting events the TM Program hosts. The mentor-mentee bond is unique to the SED family, meriting its own Twitter and Instagram hashtags, #tmlove and #tmfamily.
That family love is never more present than at the annual TM Program Boston Harbor Cruise! A night filled with food, dancing, and sightseeing is exactly what everyone needs to start off the new year. It is by far my favorite TM event and my best SED memory.
As a former mentee, mentor, and now a Transitional Mentor Coordinator, I may be biased, but I can easily say the program has made my time here exponentially better than I expected. The memories, friends, and mentor skills it has provided for me are priceless. The hard work and dedication that everyone involved with the program displays truly pays tribute to the community here at the School of Education.
For more information check out our website: bu.edu/sedadmitted/transitional-mentors/