Involved in Their Journey from Start to Finish
Sukhmann Aneja (Arch, ’20) earned civic engagement hours by acting as a peer adviser to the incoming freshmen architecture classes. She helped introduce incoming architecture students and their families to school culture through campus tours and activities in order to make the students’ transitions from high school to college a more comfortable one.
Peer advising gave Sukhmann the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people and unite them in a welcoming environment. Being a part of the Syracuse Architecture Peer Advising committee for two years now has allowed Sukhmann to understand the importance of teamwork in planning and executing a well organized orientation weekend.
Looking back, shes realizes that “much of ‘Civic Engagement’ is the ‘Engagement’ aspect – that, to truly make a difference in the lives of others, you need to be involved in their journey from start to finish.” She hopes that, in the future, my experiences with civic engagement will be just as involved and that it will enable her to form lasting connections with people from all walks of life.