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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

Click to hear stories from Success Coaches.
Click to hear stories from Success Coaches.
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.

Meet the Student Success Coaches

Emily Hoey

Emily Hoey
I am a huge advocate for systems like Google Calendar, planners, and writing everything down. One way I'm adjusting to remote work is to schedule in not just due dates but “Do Dates” for when I will actually complete assignments so that I can keep myself honest about how much I can handle and still show up as my best self.

 

Haedy Gorostieta

Haedy Gorostieta
If you're in need of a way to stay motivated, something that's been helping me is making a list every day. When making that list, I write down everything that I have to do, no matter how small the task is. Crossing things off makes me feel productive and everything you accomplish in a day should be celebrated!

 

Jack Gabrish

Jack Gabrish
At the beginning of each week I look at all of my syllabi and compile a list of everything I need to get done that week and then make separate goals each day, dividing up that big list so it's not as overwhelming.

 

Jack Hagen

Jack Hagen
The best thing is to keep a schedule and find ways to keep your rituals with your friends! We zoom once a week to have "dinner" together or zoom each other before class to "walk" to class together.

 

Khadeejah Kurdi

Khadeejah Kurdi
My tip to staying successful is knowing when to give yourself time to recharge and allowing yourself time to enjoy yourself! We all deserve to relax every now and then!

 

Marissa Rasgado

Marissa Rasgado
I'm staying successful this quarter by making sure I stay organized and stay on task. I use a planner to keep track of my assignments and use a to-do list to set small daily goals. During this time I have also prioritized my mental health by making sure I carve out time to relax and go on walks with my dog.

 

Mitch Resk

Mitch Resk
Keeping myself on track is all about knowing when I need to do what. The most effective way for me is by reading my entire syllabus for each class, and writing every single assignment and deadline in my calendar, as well as adding time for when I'm going to work on those projects.

 

Olivia Ravenscroft

Olivia Ravenscroft
My advice for staying successful is to set goals for what you would like to accomplish each day or week, whether that be in work, classes, or for activities you would like to do such as working out or crafting. This can be helpful if it's difficult for you to get things done, and it's always fun to be able to check something off a list!

 

Sam Schubert

Sam Schubert
This quarter I'm reaching out when I need help. Since being online is not my favorite, I'm making sure to contact my teachers, friends, and classmates if I'm struggling.

 

Sofia Halili

Sofia Halili
Get creative with your routine and add some spice for things to look forward to! Instead of having your regular black coffee in the morning, try dalgona (whipped) coffee! Add bright laces to your running sneakers, or journal with colorful ink. These tiny adjustments have made my day a little bit more exciting!

 

Tony Okocha

Tony Okocha
I'm staying successful during these times by protecting my inner peace and prioritizing my self- care. While there is a lot going on in this world, I make sure to take care of the things in my control!

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