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For first-year students: Student Success Coaching program kicks off this quarter!

The peer-coaching program began winter quarter 2019 and it is still going strong in its second year!

Carolyn Brinckwirth  /  1/10/2020  / Twitter / Facebook

​​In yet another effort to support the retention and success of all first-year students at DePaul, the Office of New Student and Family Engagement initiated the Student Success Coaching program at the beginning of winter quarter 2019. Now in its second year, the program continues to support first-year students in their transition to and journey through DePaul. By connecting them with a peer mentor at the upperclassman or graduate level at DePaul, first-year students have a resource that can help them navigate unfamiliar waters.

In winter quarter of their freshman year, each student is assigned a trained, student success coach, who offers students assistance with:
-       Reflecting on strengths and target areas for growth
-       Establishing short-term academic and personal goals
-       Identifying relevant campus resources
-       Improving time management skills
-       Joining or establishing student organizations

Reach out to your student and see if they have scheduled or ​met with their peer coach for an initial session. This unique opportunity is for first-year, first-time students only--make sure yours doesn’t miss out! You and your student can learn more about the program and how to get connected here.

If your student is an upperclassman or in graduate school, they might consider applying to be a success coach next year.​ Undergraduate and graduate success coach job descriptions can also be found on the website, as well as FAQ’s, deadlines and more!