Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > For New Students > Student 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 via Zoom, 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:
To get connected with a Student Success Coach, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-325-7360.
Phone: (773) 325-3276 Email: ACOELLO@depaul.edu
Introduce a little mindfulness into your day to help refocus your mind and have a moment of peace! Mindfulness can be as simple as doing one thing at a time, like focusing on the tv show you're watching, stretching your body, or reveling in that morning cup of coffee or tea. Even one minute of mindfulness a day can make a world of a difference!
Phone: (773) 325-8254 Email: email@example.com
DePaul has so many resources to support you! Many times all it takes is a simple "do we have that", "can you help me". Typically, the answer will be yes! So, don't be afraid to ask. :)
Phone: (773) 325-3293 Email: APINEL@depaul.edu
The online environment can most definitely come with its challenges, but don't be afraid to be yourself. I really value building community, taking risks and following your dreams. Make sure to think outside the box and explore the various opportunities DePaul and this world have to offer!
Phone: (773) 325-3285 Email: AMANSOU4@depaul.edu
Plan your day out in sections! By sectioning the day off into class, homework, and self-care, there is always time to spend on things that fuel you while also getting your work done. In the work-from-home environment, it can be hard to schedule time away from the computer, so sectioning off the day can help with Zoom fatigue!
Phone: (773) 325-3297 Email: BVARGAS8@depaul.edu
In life, we constantly ask ourselves "what is the right way I’m supposed to do something?" I’ve come to realize there is no right way to live life. What matters is doing what makes you happy. With classes and communities going online, now is the time more than ever to experiment and make mistakes. Live life the way you want to and do the things you want to do. Life is more fun that way!
Phone: (773) 325-3286 Email: CMCNULT8@depaul.edu
Don't be afraid to explore different organizations, activities, and classes during your time at DePaul. And don't be afraid to not like them! Finding your purpose at DePaul can be an ongoing process. Even though our schooling is virtual right now, there are still plenty of opportunities for students to find their community, to find their passion, and to find their happiness. It's time to take advantage of them!
Phone: (773) 325-3281 Email: EHOGAN8@depaul.edu
Nothing is too important to avoid taking care of your mind, body, and spirit. Celebrate the simple in life by perhaps eating 3 balanced meals a day, meditating morning and night, practicing gratitude, taking breaks when you need it, calling and texting your support system, enjoying the fresh air, or listening to your favorite music. You will be surprised with how much being in tune with yourself will help your productivity and mental wellness!
Phone: (773) 325-3280 Email: EFILAR@depaul.edu
Find something that excites you and keeps you motivated! This can be running, dancing, reading, writing, or trying out a new coffee. Remember to do at least one nice thing for yourself every day and to take a break from your studies and work! Stepping away from the computer and having some quiet time does wonders!
Phone: (773) 325-3283 Email: KLAW2@depaul.edu
I believe that self-care is the number one priority that students should focus on. Taking care of yourself means you get to know yourself better. It’s your life and you should take advantage of it and be in control! Trust me, self-care will not only lead you to success, but it will also give you happiness!
Phone: (773) 325-3249 Email: GALICEA2@depaul.edu
Get creative in finding ways to participate and build connections. Speak up in class, attend a general body meeting for an organization, be bold and create a group chat with your classmates. Finding human connection is so important, even more so in a remote environment.
Phone: (773) 325-3274 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (773) 325-3282 Email: GJACQUE1@depaul.edu
Create a workspace that is comfortable and designated only for working! If you don't have a desk, try using a stool or small ottoman as a makeshift table. Decorate your workspace in a way that makes you excited to be there! If you can avoid doing school/work on your bed, that makes it easier to relax/sleep when the day is done!
Phone: (773) 325-3278 Email: email@example.com
What continues to keep me motivated and relaxed while we continue to have classes via online platforms is making sure my classroom (my bedroom) is always a space of tranquility. I always have my favorite candle burning, and I am always surrounded by plants. I never have the lights too dim or too bright. A good snack always helps too; some days it's carrots others it’s Oreos!
Phone: (773) 325-3248 Email: KAGARWAK@depaul.edu
It's important to challenge yourself with high expectations but also love yourself and see the positives regardless of outcomes. Whether its picking classes for next quarter, applying for jobs and internships, or trying new things with friends, I always recommend going that extra step to set high standards–that way if you meet them its amazing, and if you don't then you still did a great job and learned along the way.
Phone: (773) 325-3296 Email: LTRACZ@depaul.edu
The joy is in the journey
Phone: (773) 325-3284 Email: LMALITO@depaul.edu
Don't compare yourself to other people! Everyone is on their own academic, emotional, social, and spiritual journey. The best person to compare yourself to is past versions of you.
Phone: (773) 325-3294 Email: LSERVIN@depaul.edu
Always ask questions; it is through questions that we learn what we did not know.
Phone: (773) 325-3287 Email: MMULLE14@depaul.edu
Taking intentional breaks can help you stay motivated during the week! Make time in your schedule for breaks, even for just 15 minutes. This can look like: not studying during lunch and listening to music instead or making a virtual dinner date with a friend. This helps me because it reminds me that "being productive" doesn't mean studying all day. Taking breaks intentionally will remind you to prioritize your wellbeing in more ways than one!
Phone: (773) 325-3295 Email: MTERSIGN@depaul.edu
Meet with your professors as much as possible. Take advantage of zoom office hours while we're online, especially for async classes! Communicate your needs as a student and as a subjective individual with unique circumstances.
Phone: (773) 325-3279 Email: MCROSBY6@depaul.edu
Here at DePaul, there is always someone who can help you; all you have to do is ask!
Phone: (773) 325-3273 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't be afraid to make mistakes and try something new. Ask questions in class to help bring clarity when things don't make sense. Try to find enjoyment in the little things such as going to the gym, packing lunch, getting a job on campus, or meeting new people on campus. These things have brought me a lot of joy.
Phone: (773) 325-3288 Email: SNOUR@depaul.edu
My tip would be to write things down! As simple as it sounds writing things down whether it be a to-do list, journaling, or writing your goals down can really help you stay accountable and also can help keep all your thoughts in one place!
Phone: (773) 325-3291 Email: email@example.com
Organize! I know that college can be quite a hectic time due to the mass amount of papers and assignments in each course. However, through effective time-management and organization, completing tasks will become a breeze! Some of my essential organization tools include a weekly planner, sticky-notes, iNote, and the myHomework app.
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Your application will need to include:
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.