As you start a new chapter of your journey at PennWest University, there are so many opportunities and amazing experiences to look forward to! But it’s also natural if you feel a bit uncertain or nervous about what’s ahead. Through PennWest's Peer Mentoring Program, you’ll find a friend and guide who can show you the ropes during your first year. That way, you’ll be more confident and prepared to make the most of your time here.
The Peer Mentoring program offers each protégé:
- A built-in resource who can answer questions and tell you what to expect when you arrive on campus
- A guide to help you find your way around, before and after classes start
- A contact who can keep you up to date on requirements and deadlines in your major and show you how to get involved in campus life
- Assistance with time management skills
- A support person who is paired with you for your first academic year at PennWest
The benefits of the program:
- Helps students recognize individual goals or needs and their mentor assists them toward attaining those goals.
- Provides students with self-reflection, problem-solving, and communication skills that employers want to see.
- Encourages clear and anxiety-free interaction peer-to-peer.
- Offers students connections to campus resources
- Fits the student’s individual needs and is intended to help the protégé and mentor grow.
It's a match!
We will do our best to match you with a peer mentor who shares one or more things in common with you, such as your home campus, academic major, personal hobbies, and club/activity interests. You can also make a special request if there are other criteria you would like us to consider. However, there are only so many mentors for each major, so matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
How to get involved:
- Sign Up: to request a mentor, email email@example.com
- Watch: Be on the lookout for a message from your peer mentor. They’ll reach out to you by your preferred method of communication (text message, university email, or phone).
- Prepare: Get ready for that first conversation by thinking through what you want to tell your mentor about yourself and brainstorming questions. This will help kick-start your connection!
Future Campus Leadership Opportunity:
After your first year at PennWest University, you will have the opportunity to give back and serve as a peer mentor to future students and boost your resume.
PennWest Peer Mentoring Program
103 Noss Hall
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419