Welcome Class of 2021!

Welcome to the Sophomore Mentoring Home page. 

Here you can see the lesson for this upcoming week:

11/10 - Lesson 8 - Sophomore committee elections and presentations

If you know that you will be absent, fill out this form and let us know ahead of time. 

Bite-Sized Agenda for 11/10/2018 :

12:30pm - 12:45pm Mentor Catch-Up Time

12:45pm - 1:15pm Work on Summer Programs Presentations

1:15pm -   1:45pm  Sophomore Committee Elections in Courtyard

1:45pm - 2:00pm Voting time - link to vote is here. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE WITH MENTEES BEFORE SESSION. We will send it out during session after speeches are done.

2:00pm - 2:30pm Continue working on your summer program presentations

Summer Programs Lookbook


  • Mentees and Mentors will learn about skills pertaining to making a presentation

  • Mentees (with the help of their Mentors) will begin to make a presentation about one of their top choices of a summer program that they will present during a later session.

  • Summer Program Lookbook Catalog is linked here!

  • Sophomore Class will hear from the classmates and select their committee of representatives

  • Link to vote is here -

  1. 12:30pm - 12:45pm - Mentor Catch-Up Time

  2. 12:45pm - 1:15pm - Work on your Summer Program Presentations

  3. 1:15pm - 1:45pm - Sophomore Committee Elections

  4. 1:45pm - 2:00pm - Voting

  5. 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Continued Skill Building for Presentation and Communication - How to create and give a presentation. Topic: A Summer Program You Like

    1. In your presentation, you should answer the following questions:

      • What is your program?

      • What school/organization is it through? Where in the US is it located?

      • What are the dates? Are there multiple sessions?

      • What is the subject area focus of your summer program?

      • What are three things you like about this program?

      • How do these things (answers from above) help contribute to fostering a growth mindset?

      • Where did you find your information?

      • Keep your presentations to below 5 minutes!

    2. Communication and Presentation Skills:

      1. Using Google Slides

      2. Tips for Good Communication

        1. Speak Slowly

        2. Enunciate

        3. Avoid filler words (um, ya, so like…)

      3. Tips for Good Slides - Ted.com Blog Post

        1. Avoid bright colors that clash

        2. Use pictures (but not too many!)

        3. No paragraphs- minimal amount of writing

        4. Stay on topic

        5. Keep slides uncluttered

        6. Proofread your work!

2:30pm Dismissal - Reminder: Elections Speeches Next Week! Work with your Mentors :)

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Here is the syllabus for the Sophomore Mentoring Program

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