Mentorship: So You Don’t Have to Figure Things Out the Hard Way

A mentor is usually someone who has already established a successful career or is doing well in their field of study. They could be teachers, older students, or professionals who work in careers that interest you. Mentors can provide tips for success and advise on navigation around common challenges. Don’t be afraid to ask someone what their school or job is like or to ask if you can shadow them for a day. Don’t be intimidated by a person’s impressive credentials or busy schedule — most people enjoy helping those who share similar passions!
    • We bring “Latinx Role Models” to speak to IMPACT students in order to expose them to a broad variety of professions and pathways to success.
    • If you connect with an LRM’s presentation, reach out to IMPACT assistant, Tatiana Friedman at to request information to get in touch with them! See our blog for posts about previous LRMs.

Organizational Tools and Learning Strategies

  • Learning to be organized is an essential life skill regardless of whether or not you attend college.

 In college, staying organized can mean the difference between failing a class or getting an A.

5 Tips for Staying Organized (~Christopher Ford)

-Buy a Calendar

-Use an Agenda

-Write it Down

-Get Some Sleep

-Pick a ‘Reset’ Day

Tools for organization during the college application process

* Apps            

* Naviance – keep track of important information like coursework and grades

  • Learning Strategies
    • Listen and talk to successful students - there are many articles and YouTube videos with advice on how to study and learn.
    • For especially challenging classes - find a tutor on campus. Make an appointment to meet with the professor. Join or create a study group.
    • Apply what you are learning to real life - get involved with a student organization, job, or internship that allows you to practice what you are learning outside the classroom.


Communication Skills