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New Peer Mentor Program

 

Attention students!

Are you an Arts & Science Online student?

Do you want a chance to meet new people?

Could you see yourself being a mentor?

Would you benefit from having a mentor?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above, consider getting involved in this new program!

 

As of September 2017, Arts and Science Online is launching a Peer Mentor Program. Online Peer Mentors (OPMs) are upper-year online student volunteers who are committed to helping others become better students. The program is designed to help students develop the skills they will need to be successful in online learning. Mentors aim to help mentees build confidence, overcome learning difficulties, achieve balance between their academic and personal lives, and get the most out of their education.

Mentor application: due July 30th

Mentee application

Feedback from mentors and mentees across other peer support programs including Queen’s SASS, University of Ottawa, and McGraw-Hill:

Not only do we get that feeling of satisfaction when we help someone, but we also help ourselves by using the techniques we teach. It’s a win-win!

I started noticing, wow, before I had a mentor, I talked about not being a procrastinator or I talked about changing certain things, but I never really did it. The accountability was key.

From the workshops, the training, and the support we received to the actual sessions with students, the program allowed me to help others while also strengthening my own skills. My positive experience in the program has also opened me up to the wonderful and rewarding world of volunteering.

I find that sometimes, when we study, we do things without really noticing what we are doing. Then, in the training context… well there we can look at ourselves and really discover, and say “ah, yes, that’s what I do.” 

I feel more part of the university community now.