Her mentor, Anna D’Amico ‘17, will earn a bachelor’s of science in nursing on Sunday afternoon before beginning work in the oncology department in Boston.
Stephanie, also a sophomore from Bunnell High School, is interested in going into neonatal nursing. She said one of the things she is most nervous about college is the workload, but she said her mentor has given her the confidence to know that with good time management, she can definitely manage her studies and have time to be with friends and get involved with school activities. She said she was very impressed with the Quinnipiac students’ close relationships with their professors.
Victoria Botti ’17, who was Stephanie’s mentor, has been involved with the eMentoring program for two years. She said she decided to get involved because she loves to help people — and because she wished she had a mentor in high school.
“I think it’s great to have someone close to your age to talk with about questions you may have or things you might worry about,” she said. She will begin a residency after Commencement on Long Island in a cardiac unit.
Cheryl Hewitt, career coordinator at Stratford High School, has been participating in this program for five years.