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What can an Academic Peer Mentor do for me?
Each week the mentor will assist you in planning out your weekly schedule, help you track your progress in completing course assignments on time, schedule tutoring appointments in subject areas that you may need extra assistance with, and refer you to appropriate campus resources as needed. Academic Peer Mentors can assist you with improving your time management and study skills.
Peer mentors help you understand your options for majors/minors, assist in advising and registration, get you connected with specialized tutoring in the subjects you need most, as well as help you learn about other campus resources.
They will also:
- Conduct weekly meetings with you to assist you in planning out your weekly schedule and to aid your progress, along with referring you to appropriate resources.
- Help you understand and successfully complete the necessary academics for graduation.
- Reduce the often stressful process of building an appropriate class schedule.
- Serve as a mentor.
- Identify and assist you with any adjustment problems encountered during the school year.
- Explore and identify academic, personal and professional goals.
- Create a long range plan of study.
- Conduct a degree audit to determine what courses are needed to graduate.
- Investigate the major and minors that are available.
- Explore career opportunities within the majors.
- Talk about academic difficulties and review strategies for overcoming them.
- Provide a unique student perspective.
- Provide confidential information on which faculty take, based on first-hand experience.
- Provide detail on specific majors.
- Be there if you would like to bounce ideas and concerns off of an experienced student who can answer a variety of questions.
Benefits of Academic Peer Mentoring and Advising
- Improve professional and leadership skills.
- Gain in-depth knowledge of University requirements.
- Enhance your communication skills.
- A great addition to graduate school applications and employment resumes.
- Receive letters of recommendation based on leadership experience.
- Build long-lasting friendships and professional relationships.
- Paid hourly position.
- Gain experience important to employers and graduate schools.
- Satisfaction of helping others.
- Volunteer experience.