I happily admit that PSU has the best Peer Mentoring Program of all the schools I have attended. However, it is unfortunate that not many people know about it or appreciate the great work that the program does. This program is a product of the University Studies Department here at PSU, where over 100 highly-trained graduate and undergraduate students work as mentors with faculty and staff to support FRINQ and SINQ students by helping them succeed at PSU and beyond.
University Studies provides students with great skills and a foundation for lifelong intellectual development, and because of its highly successful work, the program has received numerous awards. I personally did not go through PSU’s University Studies program as a student, but as soon as I heard about its Peer Mentoring Program, I hoped to be a part of this great project.
I applied to become a peer mentor and was called for an interview. After the interview, I was invited to a three-month training class where I learned and relearned so much about the field of education that it made me appreciate teaching more than ever. When training was over, I prayed and waited for their final response. Over a month later, I received an email from the program, and I was in. This is my first term as a part of the program, and I already enjoy my work, especially knowing that my efforts can make a difference in someone’s life. Even if it’s only one student who benefits from my mentoring, it is enough for me.