Another week of summer gone and the fall semester is creeping its way to the front of the line, I can’t believe its August already. This past week I had the very unique opportunity to serve as a Resident Assistant/Mentor for the College’s annual summer program, College Bound! College Bound hosted its fourth summer in Founders Hall, Fisher’s most desired residence hall on campus because of its suite style set up.
Throughout the academic year, counselors and teachers nominate students who are first generation students (students who will be part of the first generation to go off to college). These students have shown strength in both the classroom and their community which gives them a deserving nomination for the program. This year we had a record of 43 rising high school seniors from throughout the New York State area that stayed in the residence halls at Fisher for the week as participants in the program.
The program consists of five days of workshops: SAT prep, college visits, and nights filled with fun activities! This year we were able to take the group to Seabreeze Amusement Park, Bowling at Fairview Lanes, and to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp right here on campus. Workshops consisted of everything about the college process from understanding financial aid, to tips on how to write a great college essay. This year students were also able to visit five of the local Rochester colleges including: Fisher, Nazareth, RIT, University of Rochester, and SUNY Brockport. The visits gave a lot of students their first real look at a college campus and the different functions of the campuses that make them unique in their own way setting them apart from other schools.
I really enjoyed being a Mentor/Resident Assistant for my second summer with the program. The entire week reminds me of all the different experiences I had as a high school student when I was going through my college process which led me right to my home here at Fisher!
P.S.- We even made the news on Channel 8, Check it out here.