When transferring to a new university, speaking to someone with experience can be helpful and re-assuring. Often, individuals who have successfully transitioned to a new surrounding are eager and willing to help. An experienced student serving as a peer mentor can provide information, guidance, and encouragement to new transfer students at Northwestern. All transfer students may participate in the University's free Peer Mentoring Program.
Northwestern State University peer mentors are student leaders committed to assisting transfer students. By working closely with a trained, seasoned mentor in one-on-one meetings, you can learn to study with better results, develop more effective ways of juggling responsibilities and manage your time better. Peer mentors can help you learn where to turn for free campus resources and services such as personal or career counseling, tutoring, and aid you in selecting classes. Your mentor will help you stay on track and keep abreast of important dates throughout the semester, calculate GPA, and monitor your academic progress. Our peer mentors are a liaison between the transfer student and the university. In just 15-20 minutes, your mentor can help address a special concern or simply provide the support needed for your success at Northwestern.
To request a mentor or to receive more information, please contact Kristi Simms in the University's Office of Counseling & Career Services at 318.357.5621 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current students interested in becoming a peer mentor are welcome to apply. All peer mentors must complete the Peer Program application process, orientation, and peer training program.