This program was redeveloped to provide first-year students with a sense of community in order to achieve a smooth transition to Wesley College.
P.U.L.S.E. stands for: Purpose, Unity, Leadership, Self Determination and Excellence
It emphasizes that working together, encouraging each other and helping to develop our students will keep the P.U.L.S.E. of Wesley College going.
For a new student, a college can be an exciting but also an intimidating place. A college can also be a lonely place for a new student, especially if that student is the first in their family to go to college, the child of immigrant parents or a member of a minority community.
In other words, the experienced students will serve as guides for new students to help them access the storehouse of knowledge and resources here at Wesley College. Moreover, new students will continue to seek the advice of experienced students, such as yourselves, regarding decisions about classes, majors, academic difficulties and personal problems.
To increase the retention rate of first-year students at Wesley College by providing at risk freshmen with a better understanding of higher education through peer role models, community involvement and education while encouraging interpersonal growth.
What can P.U.L.S.E. offer you?
This system of “giving back” fosters a supportive environment for learning by allowing mentors to help mentees understand the academic and social support systems available to them at Wesley College. Mentors work to develop a strong bond with mentees by serving as resources of academic, social and cultural information, assistance and support.
P.U.L.S.E. mentors draw on their own experiences, interests, and perspectives to provide friendship and guidance to help first-year students’ transition more successfully. It’s an exciting and important responsibility. As a mentor you will not only help a first-year student; you’ll be part of the mentoring program community and building relationships with your Wesley College peers.
P.U.L.S.E. mentees will benefit from this program in many ways. The mentoring program exposes mentees to a positive role model and helps smooth the transition of the first year student from high school to college. Mentees also learn the importance of setting personal, social, academic, and professional goals in order into a successful college student. It is our hope that this program encourages social and emotional growth and fosters the attitude of confidence and self-esteem.
What are the Benefits?
- Peer Role Models: Providing students with a better understanding of higher education through peer role relationships
- Community Involvement: Organizing various community service initiatives to get the students involved
- Education: Providing students with a number of educational and diverse programs to raise awareness of the various cultures and beliefs that exist
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