Transfer Peer Mentor: Carl Headley
Carl’s Transfer Journey: GCC to City Tech
My Journey at City has been good so far. I have had the opportunity to meet people that I still keep in contact with today. I have been involved in clubs, I joined the Caribbean Students Association two years ago and that has expanded opportunities for me, because it has helped me build relationships with some of the staff in the Student Government Association. The Caribbean Club was also my gateway for me to break out of my comfort zone, and start meeting other people on Campus and allow myself to be known. Around two years into my time at City Tech, I was granted the opportunity to work at Guttman by becoming a Transfer Peer Mentor, I accepted the opportunity because I felt that it was the right thing to do, by giving back to the place that launched my college career which I will get into detail later.
Being a Transfer Peer Mentor has been good for me. I have also had the chance to interact with some of my other fellow Peer Mentor I have had the opportunity to work with many Guttman students who have transferred and are now at their Senior College. As a Transfer Peer Mentor, we work with mostly second year students who are getting ready to graduate and transfer to a four-year college. We typically work to advise students on what may be the best school for them to attend, how to succeed academically in class, how to budget financially, building relationships with faculty and staff, and recommend for them to get involved on their campus. Our biggest advice for students transferring/graduating is to get involved on their campus, we believe being involved on campus not only helps them build relationships, but it can go beyond the campus walls. So when it comes time for future internships/jobs, or other opportunities those people can be used as resources for letters of recommendation.