Transfer Pipeline Program

Transfer Pipeline Program

The HCAP Transfer Pipeline Program provides peer mentorship and support to transfer students during their first semester at Hunter College. While open to all, this program targets Asian American and other first-generation college students who are transferring into Hunter from other CUNY community colleges. To learn more about Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP), visit: www.huntercap.org

Through the Transfer Pipeline Program, students will:
  1. Reflect and share how their own identities influence their experiences in college
  2. Identify and access Hunter’s network of resources
  3. Feel connected to a larger support community of fellow transfer students and peer mentors to increase their sense of belonging to Hunter College

This program is open to all, but focuses on incoming transfer students who identify as Asian American (including but not limited to: South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, Indo-Caribbean) and/or first-generation college students (your parent(s) did not attend college in this country)

HCAP is now recruiting its next cohort of Transfer Peer Mentors (TPMs). We hope to accept 10 mentor applicants. TPMs will receive hands-on leadership coaching and skills training to become peer mentors who can assist incoming transfer students in navigating their Hunter experience and building community.

Applications are now open until June 13th: bit.ly/hcapmentor

TRANSFER PEER MENTOR APPLICATION

Transfer Peer Mentors commit to participating in the program for the summer training and full academic year (Fall ‘22 – Spring ‘23).

Please note that the HCAP Transfer Pipeline Program is separate from Hunter’s Transfer Peer Advisor (TPA) Program, which is run by the Office of Advising at Hunter College. We recommend committing to only one of these programs at a time.
ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the transfer peer mentor position, students must:
– Be enrolled at Hunter as an undergraduate student for the Fall ’22 – Spring ’23 school year
– Be able to commit to all summer training, fall, and spring semester responsibilities
– Be in good academic standing
– Have completed at least two full semesters at Hunter
– Have a desire to support other Hunter students in navigating college, especially those who are incoming transfer students who identify as Asian American and/or are first-generation college students

COMMITMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

During Summer 2022:

– Attend summer training: 8 sessions, meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00-4:00 pm (7/14, 7/19, 7/21, 7/26, 7/28, 8/2, 8/4, 8/9). Tuesdays will be virtual via Zoom and Thursdays will be in-person at Hunter College’s main campus
– Assist HCAP staff in hosting transfer student mentee welcome event via Zoom on August 18th at 6:00-7:30pm for transfer students

During Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Semester:
– Meet twice per month with two assigned mentees
– Attend monthly check-in meetings with Mentor Supervisor and HCAP Program Associate, Maryam Mian
– Plan or assist 1 community event or workshop per semester

COMPENSATION

$250 stipend for Summer 2022 training
$800 stipend for each semester (Fall ’22 & Spring ’23)

DEADLINE

June 13th, 2022

Apply at bit.ly/hcapmentor

If you have any questions, contact HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho at ch1322@hunter.cuny.edu and HCAP Program Associate, Maryam Mian at mm4758@hunter.cuny.edu.

****This program is supported by Hunter College AANAPISI Project and the BMCC- Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative

Transfer Pipeline Program – Mentee Application

HCAP will open the Fall 2022 Transfer Mentee application this summer. If you are starting your first semester at Hunter in Fall 2022 and transfering from another school, you are eligible to apply to HCAP’s Transfer Pipeline Program. We will post further information in July.

Transfer Pipeline Program Mentee Timeline:
Fall 2022 semester (late August – December)
Program Benefits:
  • Kick-off event to build community with other transfer students and get introduced to trained peer mentors and HCAP staff
  • Assigned peer mentor based on your academic and personal interests
  • Monthly check-in meetings with a peer mentor
  • Workshops to introduce you to resources at Hunter
  • 3 monthly unlimited metrocards to be used during the semester
  • Connection to a supportive peer community and 1:1 support from HCAP staff
Mentee Commitments:
  • Attend virtual kick-off event on Thursday, August 18th @ 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom
  • Attend 2 small group meetings per month (September, October, November, December)
  • Attend at least 1 Transfer Pipeline resource workshop
  • Attend at least 1 one-on-one meeting with HCAP staff
  • Be in regular contact with your mentor and HCAP staff
Eligibility:
  • Must be a transfer student starting your first semester at Hunter in Fall 2022 and available to attend all program requirements
  • Preference will be given to students transferring from CUNY community colleges (including but not limited to: BMCC, LaGuardia, Hostos, BCC)
More information for the application will be available by July 1st.

We will accept up to 20 mentees for our first cohort. If accepted, applicants will be notified via an email message to their Hunter College email address by the week of August 8th.

For questions, contact HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho ch1322@hunter.cuny.edu and HCAP Program Associate, Maryam Mian: mm4758@hunter.cuny.edu. To learn more about HCAP, visit: www.huntercap.org