The Peer Mentoring Program, sponsored by the office of Academic Advising, is designed to assist first-year students in adjusting to the rigors of college life at USciences. Selected upperclassmen serve as mentors to first-year students throughout their first academic year in both individual and small group settings. Having a Peer Mentor will give first-year students an opportunity to discuss many of the common challenges new students face at USciences, while making a friend along the way.
Peer Mentors provide a welcoming and supportive environment for first-year students, helping mentees understand and adapt to the academic, social and professional customs unique to USciences. Peer Mentors provide participants with support and guidance on a spectrum of academic, personal, and social issues such as:
No application required, but you must be a first year student, advised in the office of Academic Advising. Students will have the opportunity to self-select in the summer prior to the start of the first year.
Spend time with your mentor individually and in small groups doing fun things on-campus to get you acquainted with your new surroundings. Or take time to explore Philadelphia, grab a cup of coffee, or go on a Student Activities sponsored trip.
Make a difference! Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to gain leadership skills outside the academic realm of college life and become a role model to your peers. Skills you will gain include: