A lingering sense of self-doubt plagued Anna Horton when she transferred to the University of Michigan last year.

The English major worried her prior educational experiences hadn’t prepared her for Michigan, and her performance anxiety centered on her writing skills.

“I wanted to prove that I was good enough to come here, having come from smaller schools,” Horton said.

But through the university mentorship program Transfer Connections, Horton found a faculty mentor who strengthened her faith in her writing and directed her to opportunities in her field.

Transfer Connections pairs peer and faculty or staff mentors with groups of LSA transfer students to support them as they begin their U-M journeys.

Horton’s writing professor and mentor, LSA lecturer Louis Cicciarelli, supported her as a new Wolverine by advising her to apply for a writing tutor position at the Sweetland Center for Writing.

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