Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > Transitioning to DePaul > 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, 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:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-325-7360.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Learn more about other student success programs at DePaul here.
Students who are engaged on campus are more likely to succeed in college.