It’s the fifth week of the Know Your Peer spotlight! In these posts, we interview one of the peer mentors to get their perspective on working as a Peer Mentor, studying at Sheridan and life outside of school!
This week’s post features Melanie Harford, a first year Peer Mentor from the Davis Campus!
What’s your name?
What program are you in?
Office Administration – Medical.
What do you like to do when you aren’t at school or helping students?
I like playing with my cat, Gizmo.
Fun fact about you? (Talent, etc;):
I loom knit. I can make scarves, hats, blankets, and flowers so far 🙂
How long have you been a Peer Mentor for?
This is my first year as a Student Advisement Peer.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?
I really enjoy helping people. I know my first year was a bit nerving and it was nice to know that I had one point of contact I could always depend on. I wanted (and now am) that person for the first year students.
What was your first year like?
I had been to college in the past and the nervous feeling never changes. I was more prepared this time and got into the flow of things rather quickly. I made friends my first week (and my friends just keep growing as I get more involved in school). I also got use to the school and the quickest ways to get to class in about a week.
Any tips you can share from experience?
Be prepared. Do things in advance and don’t wait until the last minute. Seek help if you need it as there is tons of assistance here at Sheridan. Don’t be afraid to ask!