Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the support and guidance of a peer mentor. Mentors are current undergraduate students who have expressed an interest in working with new students.
DePaul's CDM Mentoring Project addresses the national problem of the decline of college students in the technology disciplines and more specifically of women and minorities, who are particularly under represented in programs housed in the School of Computing. The project uses innovative methods that foster and support active involvement such as mentoring and learning communities.
DePaul's CDM Mentoring Project is the umbrella project for the Digital Divas, HerCDM and Undergraduate Peer Mentoring. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The mentoring program offers academic and social support to first year students. Mentors can help new students to settle in faster by providing information on university resources (campus life, course registration), study-related issues (course location, study practices, instructors, etc...), course planning, as well as on social events. The mentor will also be someone to talk to, who has been through the same struggles and can understand the difficulties of a first year at college. The mentoring program will help first year students feel part of a larger community and make the most of their academic experience.
Participation in the program is on a voluntary basis. However, we strongly encourage participation of all first year students.
about mentor requirements and mentor meetings or complete an application to
request a mentor
or become a mentor
For more information, contact the faculty coordinators: Raffaella Settimi or Terry Steinbach.
By combining skilled upper-classmen with new students in the Digital Cinema program, the Digital Cinema Collaborative (DCC) Mentorship program hopes to establish and foster a greater sense of community and continuity among students, educate a new group of up and coming filmmakers, provide guidance within the program, and develop working relationships between Digital Cinema filmmakers. The program hopes to help new students navigate course selection, cage procedures and other Digital Cinema program related areas such as guidance with on-set etiquette and procedures, writing, pre-production, and post-production.
Learn more about mentor requirements and mentor meetings or complete an application to request a mentor or become a mentor.
For more information, contact the faculty coordinator: Dan Klein