Week eight of the Know Your Peer spotlight is here! 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 James Babarinde, a third year Peer Mentor from the Trafalgar Campus!
What program are you in?
What do you like to do when you aren’t at school or helping students?
When I’m not at school or helping students, I love painting, looking at art, and playing video games (which can also fall under ‘looking at art’).
Fun fact about you? (Talent, etc;):
I’m a failed soccer player. That’s a joke, but I really do enjoy sports. Soccer is my favourite with table tennis being my second.
How long have you been a Peer Mentor for?
This will be my third year as a Peer Mentor. I started mentoring students in athletics but I’ve recently transferred to the first year connections department.
Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?
It felt like a natural move after being involved in Sheridan and extra curricular activities.
What was your first year like?
My first year was filled with many ups and downs. This is what led me to get involved and get to know about the services that Sheridan offers. I was happy to complete my first year with all the experience I gained as it helped me to develop artistically and professionally.
Any tips you can share from experience?
GET INVOLVED. As long as time allows it, get involved in anything outside of your program curriculum.
The experience will help you grow as a person and as a student!