Phase 1: Cyber Campus
Phase 1 begins with an orientation on the campus of Hofstra University, where participants are introduced to the summer program, and meet staff and fellow participants. They are also paired with an upperclassman CSTEP Scholar mentor. Day two follows with assignments for home, which may include assignments such as cover letter development, and creating a five-year plan. Participants maintain communication through email, telephone and Skype, where possible.