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Success Coaching @ DePaul

What is Success Coaching?

The Success Coaching program is a peer support program designed to provide individualized support services to assist undergraduate students in their continued success at DePaul. Through regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings, Success Coaches work with students to address challenges that may hinder one’s overall experience at DePaul and create plans to address these challenges. Contact successcoach@depaul.edu​ for more information or set up a success coaching appointment.

Program Goals

  • Help students explore their academic habits and college success skills.
  • Establish goals that lead to academic success.
  • Improve academic performance and overall productivity.
  • Help students familiarize themselves with campus resources to aid in degree completion.
  • Build connections with peers and establish a supportive network.

Meet the Coaches

Success Coaches are upperclassmen students (junior/senior standing) who have demonstrated the ability to excel academically and have a passion for helping others excel. Checkout the Success Coaches profiles below to learn more about their major, involvement, motivation for becoming a Success Coach, and ways to connect with each Success Coach.

Amany Sarsour Amany Sarsour
Nadine Morales Nadine Morales
Raymond Tyszko Raymond Tyszko
Rudy Rodriguez Rudy Rodriguez

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Frequently Asked Questions!

During your initial meeting, the Success Coach and student will work together to access the individual’s strengths, potential areas of improvement, and factors that impede academic success, taking into consideration one’s class standing.

Your success coach will also help you:

  • Navigate your college experience.
  • Establish short-term academic and personal goals.
  • Improve time management skills and productivity.
  • Join or establish student organizations.
  • Identify campus resources most appropriate to assist you.

At the conclusion of your success coaching session, you will be provided with a course of action to address the topics/areas of concerns discussed during your meeting. Your Success Coach will help you create deadlines and schedule a follow-up appointment to check in on your progress.

To get connected with a Success Coach, email successcoach@depaul.edu. First year and second year students will begin receiving outreach from a Success Coach during Fall quarter.

Success Coaching sessions are meant to be limited. On average, students meet with a Success Coach 2-4 times per quarter. Depending on availability, students can meet with a Success Coach more frequently if time allows.

Success Coaches communicate via email, call, and text. During the outreach phase, emails are typically sent to introduce the Success Coaching team. Throughout the academic year, coaches tend to text students to check in. Calling typically occurs if students are not responsive to the check-ins via text.

Success Coaching recruitment typically occurs in April. To learn more about the position and to engage with current Success Coaches, visit our ACE study lounge located on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center in suite 11017.

The best way to stay connected is by following our Instagram page @depaulace and following us on DeHUB. You can also stop by the ACE lounge to inquire about upcoming programs and events.