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The changes we’re all facing can be a little disorienting. Aside from what’s happening nationally and globally, Southeast students are transitioning to remote or online learning at rapid pace. For some of you, this may be the first online class you’ve had.
Regardless of whether you have had an online class or are excited about moving to remote learning, in truth, there are times we could all use a little extra help, motivation, or just support. Allow us to offer you the Staff Mentor program.
You can think of a Staff Mentor as a resource and guide to help you navigate your college career. Staff Mentors are approachable and encouraging professionals who will be there for you, both when things are challenging and to celebrate with you as you achieve your goals.
Your mentor will really be there for your needs, so we need you to be willing to ask for help and share the concerns you may be having. Maybe that’s issues with Internet connection or how you learn best. They know of resources that could assist a variety of situations. Whatever you’re facing, the professional staff mentor is here to offer support and guidance.
Mentors can answer many questions and give guidance through SupportNET, but they are willing to visit with you, too. In this time of social distancing, that would most likely be via telephone or video conference and only on an as-needed basis.
It’s a bit of an understatement to say there’s a lot going on right now. Having an extra person who is ready and willing to be your “go-to” would be a benefit for anyone. In the best of times, we could all use a person in our corner ready to give some encouragement or direct us to the place to find the answers we’re looking for. We’re all in this new situation, but you don’t have to be in it alone.