Peer Success Coaching
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.
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...
Studying for exams
Connecting with campus resources and academic advisors
Getting involved in campus activities and organizations
Managing your time
Exploring career options
Applying for student employment
PSCs are here to...
Listen to your concerns
Point you in the right direction
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:
- 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 Brodhead at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-496-0005.
How can I apply to become a PSC?
The Peer Success Coaching program is not recruiting new PSCs at this time. Please check back in October 2015. Email Hannah Brodhead at email@example.com with any questions you may have.