2015-2016 STARS Mentors & Interns
STARS Mentors are sophomore, juniors, and seniors at Loyola who assist first-year students in successfully navigating and transitioning into the academic, extracurricular, social, and cultural dimensions of campus life at Loyola. Mentors are able to function in a variety of roles, including peer mentor, peer advisor, program planner, team member, and role model.
Each STARS Mentor is matched with 5–6 first-year students at the start of the fall semester. Mentors maintain regular contact with their mentees throughout the academic year, advising and guiding them in their transition to college life. In addition, STARS Mentors plan and organize monthly events designed to support mentees' overall success at Loyola.
STARS Mentors are joined by two STARS interns, who have had prior experience with the STARS program as either mentors or mentees. The role of these interns is to provide logistical support and leadership to STARS, as well as coordinate the STARS LEAD program, a service & leadership experience for 12 STARS mentees each spring semester.
Junior | Biology, with Chemistry and Psychology minors
Hey everyone! STARS has provided me great support on my transition into college through campus resources and helping me develop my identity. Through the program I’ve been able to make new friendships and expand my knowledge about life-long values such as leadership and service. I decided to become a STARS mentor so that I could support and guide other first-year students during their transition into college. My future goal is to go on to medical school and hopefully one day become a physician. On my spare time I enjoy watching movies, spending time with family, reading, and learning about different cultures. I highly recommend students to join STARS because it’s a great way to get involved on campus, gain a new experience, and open new doors.