Identifying Mentors with Hilcia

"One of the things I love most about Princeton is that there are many avenues of support given the extensive advising system, meaning you can find mentors across various centers, programs, and academic fields on campus with much ease. For instance, I’ve found mentors in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Princeton University Mentoring Program, Center for Career and Development, and Programs for Access and Inclusion. You can even be mentored by upperclassmen! In fact, from the moment I arrived on campus last summer for the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI), I’ve had the opportunity of being mentored by astounding and knowledgeable upperclassmen--shout out to Florence Odigie, June Philippe, and Scooter Liapin Class of 2020! Because both students and spaces across campus are so supportive and welcoming, these mentor relationships often form organically and tend to be very fruitful. Mentorship has definitely been an essential aspect of my academic and social transition to Princeton and has helped me develop my interests and passions, while also addressing the worries and concerns that come with being a FLI student. I can wholeheartedly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and support I’ve received from my mentors across all times and spaces. Thank you guys for the light that you are! I am grateful for you always!" - Hilcia Acevedo '23