Week 3 of the Know Your First Year Connections Peer Mentor spotlight is here! Today’s post features Megan Blakes, a first year Peer Mentor from the Trafalgar Campus! She is going to be giving you some insight on her life as a Peer Mentor and what it means to help others!
- What program are you in?
Bachelor of Illustration
- What is the best part about being a Peer Mentor?
Helping out students with the range of questions they have for us. Big or small, we are here to help.
- Give us a fun fact about you.
I am passionate about Kanye West’s music.
- Why did you decide to become a Peer Mentor?
I feel my history as a STAR really influenced me to become a Peer Mentor. When working with students as a STAR, I got to hear their journey of how they came to Sheridan. Though I was only giving general campus tours, I wanted to become even more knowledgeable about the campuses and the programs Sheridan offers. Becoming a Peer Mentor allows me to further connect with the students past their initial story I would get as a STAR and see them through their journey at Sheridan.
- What was your first year like?
My first year is kind of a blur to me. All I can remember is it was a very confusing time for me as it is for all first year students. This is the year it really begins to kick in that you’re an independent adult now.
- What advice would you give to your first year self?
Do not be afraid to ask questions. Student Advisement is a resource that you should fully take advantage of if you have any concerns.