Student Experiences

The Panther Partners Experience

(as told by the participants themselves)

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“Panther Partners has the best workshops compared to all the other programs I’ve joined because they actually apply to real life. Other students in the program feel like family to me, and the ones I have befriended have made college life less lonely. My Coach Panther Partner made me realize there are people who care and only want the best for me, and it never hurts to stop in your tracks on a busy day and simply breathe.”

– Maya W. Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“Becoming a Panther Partner has motivated me and pushed me a lot this semester. I was able to get many resources and assistance, I had people to talk to when I needed help, or something was wrong. This program helped me get a different outlook on college from my very first year.”

– Brianna A., Fall 2019, Panther Partner


“As a Students Panther Partner, I gained experience, and I now have a better understanding of the school system. This was done through the volunteer opportunity and various workshops. The Strong Interest Assessment Inventory was a great assignment that helped me to understand who I am and possible careers for my interests.”

= Britney C., Spring 2019 and Fall 2019, Panther Partner


“My overall experience with this program was a great one. There was so much to learn, and I feel like I know more than I did before. If I didn’t join this program, I could have possibly been missed out on a lot of information. I also made a couple friends and I would recommend that 1st-semester students join Panther Partners.”

– Desean L., Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“The workshops were helpful and beneficial. It also helped me understand that I’m not alone and I have people that support me and want me to succeed.”

– Angelina C., Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“Panther Partners is a great program with a lot of information for new students. The opportunity for students to get a MetroCard is a great way to encourage students to come to school because it is not easy for some students to pay for metro every single day.”

– Awa K., Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“This is so far one of my best experiences. I truly love everything about Panther Partners, and I got introduced to so many things about college that I would not have been able to learn or know by myself. Thank you!”

– Jeanne N., Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“My virtual meeting with my Coach Panther Partner was superbly helpful. I feel light and happy after about an hour of exchanges about my on-going online classes, and my academic plans for both the summer and fall semesters.”

– Gil S., Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“…it’s been a great experience. It’s been a hectic semester and I’ve needed a lot of guidance and my Coach helps me whenever I am in need of assistance with registration, transcripts, stress, or anything on my mind. I’m very thankful for his help and have had a wonderful experience.”

– Leslie P. Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“My Coach is very helpful, she is helping me get information for the degrees I want to pursue, and she gives me great advice on how to stay focused while I am at home with my family, and lets me know about many great resources the school has to offer.”

– Ndeye S., Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“…it has been amazing working with my Coach. She has made my first semester easier and I can’t thank her enough for the help she has given me.”

– Jasmine T., Spring 2020, Panther Partner


“My Coach is so inspirational. I’m very happy I met her. Whenever we had a meeting it didn’t feel overwhelmed, and we didn’t talk about school all the time, we had great conversations about life and about the country I’m from. She’s very understandable.”

– Erika M., Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, Panther Partner