Calling all 1Ls: Get a Big Sister Through the Women’s Law Association 1L Mentoring Program!
How do you feel about starting 1L year at HLS — Nervous? Anxious? Excited? All three? The HLS Women’s Law Association is here to help! Sign up for the 1L Mentoring Program, and we will match you with a Big Sister who can help make your transition to HLS easy and fun. Big Sisters are a diverse group of HLS women who remember what it’s like to be a 1L and want to be a resource to you.
What does being a Little Sister mean?
- You are matched based on your interests with a 2L or 3L Big Sister who will contact you in August to answer your questions and share her thoughts and experiences with you.
- You will be invited to a fall Big Sis/Lil Sis Kick Off Party to meet your Big Sis in person.
- Your Big Sis will stay in touch with you throughout the year to see how you are doing, offer advice, and answer any questions. How much contact you have with your Big Sis is up to you – many Big/Lil Sises become good friends!
Calling all rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Be a Big Sister in the WLA’s 1L Mentoring Program!
Do you remember how you felt before coming to HLS? Did you feel nervous? Anxious? Excited? All three? Help alleviate some of that stress and make an incoming 1L’s experience a little more manageable by becoming her Big Sister!
You do not have to be a member of WLA to participate, and we are looking for a diverse group of women to serve as Big Sisters.
Why would I want to be a Big Sister?
- To help make another woman’s transition to HLS a little easier
- To meet someone new and possibly become her first friend at HLS
- Many women enjoy their experiences as Big Sisters as much as their Little Sisters enjoy having someone to look up to!
What will I have to do as a Big Sister?
- Contact your Little Sister in August, either by email or phone, to answer her questions and tell her about your experiences or share your thoughts about HLS
- Attend a fall Big Sis/Lil Sis Kick Off party to meet your Little Sister in person
- Check in on your Little Sister periodically over the course of the year to see how she is doing, offer additional advice, wish her luck on finals, etc.
Those are the only formal requirements of participating in the program. Anything you choose to do beyond those minimum requirements is up to you!
Please sign up by Monday, August 1, 2011!