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By Carolyn Brinckwirth /
January 14, 2021 /
Posted in: Did You Know, News and Information /
Each winter for the last two years, the Student Success Coaching program for first-year students kicked-off at DePaul, and this winter is no different. Now in its third year, the program assigns upperclassmen and graduate students as peer coaches to freshman to provide a support system during their first year at DePaul. Student Success Coaching is more important than ever in the midst of COVID-19, with many students having more difficulty staying motivated and focused—their coach can help with that!
Peer coaches, also known as success coaches, meet with their assigned students on Zoom where they can discuss the first-year student’s strengths and challenges, future plans and more. Success coaches can help their students with different issues like time management skills and navigating a virtual college experiences, as well as creating plans to target areas for growth, establish academic and personal goals and joining or establishing student organizations.
Your student's success coach should have already reached out. Students should respond to their peer coach now to schedule an introductory session. Your student will only be a first-year once, and will not have this opportunity again next year, so encourage them to take advantage of the program.
If your student is no longer a first-year, they can still participate in this program by applying to be a success coach!
Meet the coaches, find helpful resources and read more details about this excellent program offered by DePaul on the Student Success Coaching website.