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4th Year Bachelor of Arts

Psychology Major with Communications Minor


Why did you decide to become an Arts Peer Mentor?

I decided to become a mentor in the RBC Arts Peer Mentor program because I myself could have really benefitted from such a program when I first came to UFV and now I want to pass on my experience and knowledge to help new students feel confident about their transition to university life.

What is the most rewarding part of being a Peer Mentor?

What I find to be the most rewarding part of Peer Mentoring is seeing the improvement mentees make over a semester. When you see a student grow more confident and comfortable at the school it is a really good feeling.

Is there something in particular about the program that students should know or might find interesting?

Peer mentoring is about having someone to bounce ideas off of and help you decide what works best for you. Peer mentoring isn’t about someone telling you who to be or how to act, it’s a beneficial friendship with a peer that has been in University for at least 3 years.

Do you have any advice for first year students adapting to University? Tips?

Use all of the resources available to you at UFV, whether it is a Prof or the Writing Centre, everyone wants you to succeed. Get involved at the school. Many students come to school just for class and go home as soon as class is done. Try and spend some extra time here in clubs or associations and meet people, you won’t regret it.

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