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Student Success Coaching

Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching is a peer coaching program that assigns an upperclassman or graduate level coach to each first-year student to support them in their transition to and journey through DePaul.

Student Success Coaches meet with their assigned students one-on-one, and together they reflect on the first year student’s strengths, challenges and vision for the future, while creating an action plan to meet their idea of success.

Your success coach can help you:

  • Reflect on your strengths and target areas for growth
  • Establish short-term academic and personal goals
  • Identify campus resources most appropriate to help you on your way
  • Improve time management skills
  • Join or establish student organizations

No matter what your idea of success is, your coach will help you set goals and keep on track, encourage you along the way, and connect you to key campus resources at critical points on your journey.

To get connected with a Student Success Coach, email successcoach@depaul.edu or call 773-325-7360.

Student Success Coach Application Process and Deadline

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Interested in being a Success Coach? Hiring for the Success Coach position takes place early fall quarter, so make sure to check the Campus Job Board towards the end of August to find the application.

Information for the Success Coach Information Sessions will be posted here (and in the job description) by the start of fall quarter.

Your application will need to include:

  1. Current resume and a cover letter explaining your passion for the work this role requires as well as skills and experience that qualifies you for the position.
  2. The name and email address of a faculty or staff member that can recommend you for the position and speak to your abilities in supporting fellow college students.

If offered, an in person interview will take place during fall quarter.

Offers for the Student Success Coach position will be made by mid-way through fall quarter.

If you are offered and accept the Student Success Coach position, you will be required to attend the training dates that will be listed on the application.

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