Global Scholars Program (GSP) Mentors for Summer 2019
Annabel Lam- Class of 2021
Hi everyone! My name is Annabel and I am a rising junior majoring in Neuroscience. I am from Hong Kong, went to boarding school in LA, and now live in San Francisco. A few of my hobbies include drawing, painting, and playing the guitar. My favorite way to spend an afternoon is laying out in the sun, listening to good music, and enjoying a view of the mountains. I am really excited for you to discover everything that CC and Colorado Springs have to offer!
- Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help. People at CC are generally super friendly and eager to help you out.
- Self-care should always be a priority, especially during forth week.
- Take full advantage of the resources in the library. The writing center, QRC, and research librarians are all super helpful!
Eileen Huang -- Class of 2022
Hi everyone, welcome to CC!! My name is Eileen, an international student from southern China. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Feminist and Gender Studies (and potentially studio art major/minor). I love drawing and painting, jamming music with friends, and joining some CC outdoor trips. Here at CC, you can probably find me sunbathing at Armstrong quad while cracking random jokes with friends, making fake nose hoops or earrings in the medal studio, or just hanging in Worner while over binging corgi videos and filling over dose of Trolli gummy. I am THRILLED to be your GSP mentor and I look forward to meeting y’all in July!
- Join in & partake! Take on and be a part of the CC community, explore different clubs and on-going events on campus, utilize various resource CC has to offer! You will find your time here at CC enriching if your reach out and try new things!
- Embrace differences! Everybody comes from a very different background which makes CC community unique! You will hear many different voices and ideas that intrigues you and feel free to share yours too! Cultural differences could be difficult to comprehend at times, but stay open-minded is always the key! Put yourself out there to partake and let your experience define!
- Feel free to reach out and ask LOTS of questions! Don’t be shy. From faculty to students, CC peeps are genuinely supportive and would be happy to answer your questions!
Evan Thomas -- Class of 2021
My name is Evan, a rising Junior from Rochester, New York. I am a Political Science Major + Spanish Minor, but I also really enjoy Religion and Philosophy classes. At CC, I love to spend time outside with friends, whether that means sitting outside on the top floor of the library doing work, going for hikes nearby, playing tennis at the courts by the athletic fields, or skiing on the weekends during the winter. I know I speak for all of the GSP mentors in saying we really look forward to getting to know you all this summer!
Advice for incoming students:
- GET TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS. YES, REALLY.
Teachers at CC want to know more about you than the self you present in class. They actually want you to succeed (speaking as a transfer student, I can say with confidence this is not always the case) and are willing to work with you long or short a period of time as you would like.
- SAY YES MORE
Your time at CC, especially the first couple months, will be a time where a lot of people from a lot of different communities on campus will invite you to X person's house for a party or offer a spot in X person's car for a Saturday ski day. The best advice I can give, even if it sometimes feels uncomfortable, is to say YES to these things as much as you can while also balancing academic obligations.
- MAP OUT YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM EARLY
It's hard moving to a new place for everyone, but it is especially hard when that new place is in a totally different country from which you have resided your whole life. With this in mind, I implore you to take the time to ask questions and identify the various support groups on campus (Counseling Center, Butler Center, cultural groups on campus, etc).