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Retreat

2019

Meeting with my mentee was very great.
Making new friends.
Getting to know my peer mentor and sharing experiences. It makes me feel more comfortable and being able to build relationships with new people.

Talking at the tables with others.
Introducing yourself.
Networking with other scholars and the professors in the department was the most successful activity.
I think being able to socialize with people.

2018

“I really liked the retreats to get acquainted with the new stem scholars.”
“From the retreat I was able to meet other scholars in a relaxed setting which I thought was very effective.”
“I liked the retreat, however, I wish it was a bit more engaging. Maybe playing some ice breakers. It was a lot of information presented in the hour to hour 1/2 time frame.”
“I would like to do more events as a group and get to know the other students better.”

“It might be nice to have more interactions with the other scholars; maybe this could take place at the retreat.”

“There aren’t many opportunities to get to know other scholars. Something like an unrequired scholars meeting would be nice for us to know more about one another.”

2017

“The fall retreat was an effective way to introduce the scholars to the program.”

“I thought the retreat was good so that I could get to know the other scholars.”

“The fall retreat is a great starting point for new scholars to meet each other but not enough. I feel like I don’t know anyone who is in the same program as me. There should be more gatherings throughout the semester that aren’t mandatory to allow us to get to know each other better.”

“I believe that we should do more group events so we can get to know other members of the organization better.”