“I’m super grateful to be a part of this amazing program. I’m so happy I decided to go through with it. It feels great to have the support especially when you don’t know what you’re doing.”
- Mentee, Class of 2023
Hey new commuting Wildcats! Are you starting classes in the fall and unsure or anxious about what to expect? Don’t worry we’ve been there! We’re here to let you know about jwuGOLD. jwuGOLD is your Golden Opportunity to Learn and Discover at JWU. This program matches first-year students with a knowledgeable faculty or staff mentor with similar interests, as well as the skills and experience to help that student meet their academic and career goals. The mentor will serve as a resource to their student mentee, providing support and guidance throughout their first year at JWU.
Our goal is to connect you with fellow Wildcats, resources and a support system that can help you succeed academically, socially and personally. You and your mentor will work together to create a plan to reach your goals, and celebrate when success is achieved.
Please note that additional resources and support can be found at The Den, the commuter lounge located on the Downcity Campus at 35 Richmond Street, Providence. Commuters are encouraged to reach out to Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) at 401-598-4595 or email@example.com. Additional information about OCSS can be found on the commuter webpage accessible from the Services page on jwuLink.
“Personally my mentor is doing a fine job, really helping me work through my thoughts on college and introducing me to new programs”
“They just help me feel like I have someone else there who is like a friend, like a guide who's there for you.”
“If you need guidance or you need to know something, that'll help you, guide you towards what it is that you need.”
- More comments from Mentees, Class of 2023
The jwuGOLD mentor program connects a first-year student to JWU in a meaningful way. The student will receive individual attention during their first year through the support and guidance of a JWU employee mentor. The program will provide the student with tools and resources to achieve personal and academic success.
What is mentoring?
According to the National Mentoring Partnership, mentoring is a time-proven strategy that can help individuals of all circumstances achieve their potential. Mentoring provides many benefits for the mentee such as, support, reinforcement, guidance and positive relationships. Mentors also benefit from the program, experiencing a sense of purpose and gratification from their interactions with their mentees. The jwuGOLD program utilizes an intentional engagement model that embodies purposeful interactions to positively impact a student’s success, satisfaction and retention.
jwuGOLD is a program designed by the Campus 2022: Our Approach Subcommittee:
Diane Riccitelli, Director of Off-Campus Student Services
Elizabeth Allsworth, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, JWU Global
Kristen Buglione, Director of Health Education
Maria Knight, Human Resources Training and Development Specialist
Sara Spaner, ESL Specialist, JWU Global
Lisa Spicola, Chief Librarian, Harborside Library
Michael Waugh, Director of the BRIDGE Center
Stacia White, Assistant Director of Academic Counseling
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions about this program.