By Adeeb Chowdhury
The Student Association meeting saw the long-awaited unveiling of plans for MentWork, a digital application that will enable members of the State University of New York community to communicate with each other for networking and mentorship purposes.
MentWork has been in development under the leadership of SA President Rudaba Ahmed for several months. She has spoken at length about her plans for the project during previous meetings, expressing great excitement and confidence that it will prove to be a revolutionary resource for students, alumni and faculty alike. Ahmed has emphasized MentWork’s potential to bring together visionary individuals from all corners of the SUNY community. It provides the necessary tools, counseling and guidance to make meaningful advancements in their professional lives.
Available on iOS and Android, MentWork can be accessed by mentors and mentees using a unique ID emailed to them by the college. This is intended to ensure only members of the SUNY network can access the program. Upon entering this ID to authenticate themselves, members can use their email address to register and create an account. Users can then “match with” another mentor/mentee.
Profiles on MentWork will include users’ current position, affiliations, areas of experience, and education year or graduation date. This will allow the matching process to be better suited at connecting mentors and mentees of relevant backgrounds and areas of interest. Upon being matched, users can message each other and begin constructing their “MentWork.” Both mentors and mentees can select options to either match with or skip another user. Matching is unlimited.
Former senator Princess Danso was promoted to the Executive Council in the position of Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations. Danso hopes to “help clubs and organizations continue to progress and stay active on campus, especially during these times.”
Kelci Henn was also appointed to the Executive Council in the position of Coordinator of Activities.
“Within this position, I plan to collaborate with more offices on campus such as Campus Housing and Community Living and The H.U.B. to host events for students to participate in and enjoy,” Executive Council Coordinator of Activities Kelci Henn said. “A major project I’m currently working on is a concert for the end of the semester and bringing an artist to our campus to perform. I’m also looking to expand the Activities Coordination Board (ACB Committee) to have more hands on deck in regards to planning and executing events, so if anyone is interested, I’d be more than happy to have a conversation about joining.”
“I feel excited to be on the student senate because it is a great way to stay involved on campus,” Student Senator Ryan Pichardo said. “With my new position, I plan on giving back and helping students with their issues.”
He noted that as it is his last semester at Plattsburgh, he would like to make the most of the opportunities he is given.
There are three new appointments scheduled for the next meeting, which will bring the total number of senators to sixteen.
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