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Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentoring Program, sponsored by the office of Academic Advising, is designed to assist first and second year students in adjusting to the rigors of college life at USciences.  Selected upperclassmen serve as mentors to first and second year students in both individual and small group settings.  Having a Peer Mentor will gives these students an opportunity to discuss many of the common challenges new students face at USciences, while making a friend along the way. 

Why Mentoring?

Peer Mentors provide a welcoming and supportive environment, helping mentees understand and adapt to the academic and professional customs unique to USciences.  Peer Mentors can provide their mentees with and guidance on a spectrum of academic, personal, and social issues such as:

  • How to study for college-level classes
  • How to manage their time
  • How to seek assistance from campus resources
  • How to connect with faculty and staff
  • How to get involved in campus activities
  • How to manage stress and stay healthy and motivated
  • How to think, act and behave professionally

Why become a Peer Mentor?

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:

  • Leaderships skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time management
  • Crisis management
  • Communication skills
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