The Peer Success Coaching program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with trained Peer Success Coaches (PSCs) throughout an entire semester or periodically via walk-in consultation hours. PSCs support students as they navigate their new environment and learn how to succeed academically, socially, and personally at Purdue University. PSCs will help students develop not only effective study habits and test-taking skills, but also strong time management and organizational skills to achieve academic, social, and personal goals.

PSC Testamonnies

 

Who is a PSC?

A PSC is a point-person who can offer guidance to students as they navigate life at Purdue. PSCs are primarily upperclassmen who receive training on coaching their peers through many of the same challenges they have faced. They function as guides, listeners, and motivational partners, but not as tutors, instructors, parents, or academic advisors. Because they are peers, PSCs work as a neutral party from whom students can gain insight and ideas.

 

What can a student expect?

PSCs can guide you through...

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Studying for exams

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Connecting with campus resources and academic advisors

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Finding motivation

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Getting involved in campus activities and organizations

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Managing your time

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Exploring career options

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Applying for student employment

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And more!

 

PSCs are here to...

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Listen to your concerns

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Point you in the right direction

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Help you set and achieve your own academic, social, and personal goals while at Purdue

 

If you are interested in working with a PSC, you have two options available to you:

Semester Program
  • Personal PSC
  • Weekly individual meetings (or more or less based on what works for you)
  • Initial get-to-know-each-other meeting
  • Coaching agreement that outlines the benefits you expect to receive from coaching and that clarifies how your PSC will maximize your Purdue experience

To join the semester program to have your own Peer Success Coach, please fill out the online application. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year on a rolling basis. Students may apply and be admitted at any time, even mid-semester, if there is availability.

Walk-in Program
  • Meet with any coach
  • Weekly office hours
  • 15- to 30-minute drop-in coaching sessions
  • No application
  • No semester-long commitment

Students may meet with any PSC during their office hours with no appointment necessary. Check the office hour calendar to see which PSC is available at what time.

 

Where can I find more information?  

For more information about the Peer Success Coaching program, please contact Hannah Dulin Brodhead at hdulin@purdue.edu or 765-496-0005.

 

How can I apply to become a PSC?  

Benefits of being a PSC

The search for Fall 2015 PSCs is on!

For full application information, please see the Peer Success Coach Position Description (PDF). Applications are due to hdulin@purdue.edu no later than March 29, 2015.

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