PEER MENTOR PROGRAM

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Welcome to WCSU!

The Peer Mentor program connects first-year students with a trained peer mentor. This is an excellent opportunity for incoming students to connect with another WCSU student to help them transition to college and find their place here at WCSU.

The First Year Peer Mentor Program supplements FY Experience courses for new first year students and works in conjunction with the Exploratory Pathways Program. Participating in the Exploratory Pathways Program and working with a peer mentor is a great way to meet new people, learn how to navigate a new environment, understand the academic expectations of college, develop good study habits, and connect to helpful campus resources.

Peer Mentors 2022

We know that the transition to college can sometimes feel overwhelming. The Peer Mentor program wants you to be prepared to tackle the many common challenges faced by all first-year students!

What is a peer mentor?

Peer mentors are trained, upper-class students who know what it is like to struggle and succeed in college. Think of your peer mentor as your personal guide and role model for being a successful college student.

Peer Mentors complete 10-hours of training prior to the beginning of the semester, and are eligible to become Certified Peer Educators through CRLA, the College Reading & Learning Association.

What will I talk about with my peer mentor?

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Navigating WCSU and tips for being a successful college student
  • Getting involved on campus, such as clubs, organizations, and events
  • Understanding the expectations of college professors
  • How to study effectively in college
  • Learning to managing your time and balance your coursework
  • Accessing helpful campus resources
  • Where to go on campus when you have questions
  • Anything you want to know about college life or college academics!

MEET OUR PEER MENTORS

Peer Mentor Lia

Lia

Hi! My name is Lia and I am a senior in the elementary education program here at WCSU.  Outside of school and work, I enjoy going to the beach and playing the piano. I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you this semester!

Peer Mentor Val

Valerie (Val)

Hi! My name is Val and I am a junior majoring in psychology! I’m a commuter from New Milford CT and in my free time I enjoy grabbing a coffee and spending time with friends. I look forward to meeting and working with everyone 🙂

Peer Mentor Assef

Assef

My name is Assef. I’m a second semester junior double major in Theater Arts (Performance) and Psychology. I love painting, traveling, and music. I’m bilingual (Arabic/English), so I love learning new languages and learning about cultures. I will be a part of a play during the fall called “Big Love” and I’ll be so happy to see all of you there.

Peer Mentor Sophie

Sophie

Hi! My name is Sophie. I’m a junior at WCSU in the Psychology program. When I’m not at school I love to read, do yoga, & crochet! I’m super excited to help other students adjust to college life & make the most of their time at WCSU. See you soon!

Peer Mentor Laura

Laura

Hey! My name is Laura, I am 20 years old. I am a biology major and a junior at WCSU. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as with my Tuxedo cat, Stosh. I am very passionate about the sciences and hope to pursue a career in forensics. I am always happy to help!

Peer Mentor Kayla

Kayla

Hi, I’m Kayla! I’m a Junior at WCSU and a Justice and Law Administration major with a Criminology concentration! I’m the President of Delta Gamma Phi as well as the VP of Admin for FSL! In my spare time I like to read and watch tv shows and movies! I look forward to working with everyone this semester!

Peer Mentor Diuenane

Diuenane

Peer Mentor Jade

Jade

Hi everyone! My name is Jade and I am in my 4th year of my Writing Major in Journalism. I love to read, watch movies, and binge tv shows. I am an active member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and love going to PAC events!

Peer Mentor Kaleb

Kaleb

Hello! My name is Kaleb. I am a current sophomore at WCSU who is studying music education with an emphasis in choral studies. Some of my favorite hobbies and interests include singing, playing the piano, listening to music (pop and metal to name a few), meteorology, cats, and Tim Burton films (ex. Corpse Bride). I am very excited for this upcoming academic school year, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you as we work together.

Peer Mentor Amy

Amy

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)! I’m a rising sophomore Musical Theatre major from White Plains, NY. Some of my favorite things about WCSU are bingo nights, Ives Concert Park on the Westside campus, and panini days at the dining hall! In my free time, I love songwriting and thrifting. I am so excited to meet all of you soon and work with you in the fall!

Peer Mentor Meki

Meki

My name is Meki. I am a senior here at WCSU. I am currently studying Business Management here at WCSU. I have been with this program for two years now. I am also a part of the football team as well.

Peer Mentor Justin

Justin

“Hello! My name is Justin and I am a sophomore Theatre Performance major. My hobbies include theatre, listening to classic artists like The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, and lastly, I am a massive nerd when it comes to Marvel, gaming, or anime. Feel free to reach out to me about anything school related and I can not wait to meet everyone!”

Peer Mentor Declan

Declan

Hey! I’m Declan. I’m a senior majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Supervisory Management. I’m also a member of WCSU’s Western Marketing Association. Outside school, I hike, play the guitar, and watch sports (I’m an unfortunate Mets, Islanders, and Jets fan). I have an interest in history, science, and listen to a lot of different kinds of music.

Peer Mentor Mathew

Matthew

I’m Matt and I am a sophomore. I’m from Danbury, Connecticut so I know the area surround WCSU very well. I am also currently goalkeeper on the Men’s Soccer Team here at WCSU. I’m a finance major with a minor in mathematics.

Peer Mentor Gabrielle

Gabrielle

I am a Senior at WCSU majoring in Communication Studies. I really enjoy going to the gym, doing yoga, taking care of my houseplants, drawing abstract pictures, laughing with my friends, and being creative with my writing.

Peer Mentor Rebeca

Rebeca

Hi, my name is Rebeca (she/her). I am a senior and my major is marketing. I have been with this program for a year now . I also work at Haas library as a student assistant. Feel free to ask any questions if you see me around! Wishing everybody a good school year. 

Peer Mentor Alexis

Alexis

My name is Alexis. I’m a junior here at WCSU and am majoring in Professional Writing. I collect sneakers, I like cars, I love to paint and spend most of my free time either sleeping or going to local car meets. I also love driving and spending time with my two dogs. I look forward to meeting you/getting to know you throughout the semester! 

Peer Mentor Hailey

Hailey

I have always aspired to help students and my fellow colleagues create meaningful relationships with education; to assist them in coordinating and achieving their educational goals and create meaningful memories of campus life! I feel more than grateful to have the chance to do that here at WCSU!
 
Peer Mentor Brooks

Brooks

Hey! I’m Brooks, a WCSU Student, enrolled since 2021. I study Computer Science and enjoy a good workout! The only thing I like more than having fun is being fun! Looking forward to meeting my mentees!

Peer Mentor Adriana

Adriana

Hi!! My name is Adriana. I am a sophomore psychology major. I grew up in Sherman Connecticut. I am a WCSU cheerleader and have done cheer my whole life basically. I love spending time with my friends and in nature going for walks. I can’t wait to work with everyone this school year.

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Attention current WCSU Students! Want to become a Peer Mentor?

Becoming a peer mentor is a great way to build your resume and gain leadership experience!