4th Year Bachelor of Arts
Double Major in English Literature and History
Emily started helping students as a UFV arts peer mentor during the Winter 2013 semester and will continue in that role during the Fall 2013 semester
Why did you decide to become a UFV Arts Peer Mentor?
I chose to participate in the peer mentoring program because it sounded like a great program that would benefit first year students and it is doing just that. One of my passions is to help people and see them succeed and the peer mentor program is a perfect example of this.
What is the most rewarding part so of being a Peer Mentor?
It is so rewarding to see my mentees feel proud of themselves and to really understand that they are not alone when it comes to university stressors. I have witnessed each of my mentees become excited about university and about their accomplishments and start to enjoy school because of this. I am so happy that I joined this program and am able to share my knowledge and experiences with first year students because not everyone has an older sibling or friends in university that can explain different resources and processes. I feel that this is crucial in order to succeed in school and stay motivated to finish their programs and studies at UFV. University life is a major adjustment and everyone needs someone to talk to about this and help them with the questions they may be too afraid to ask just anyone and the peer mentor program gives the mentees just this. I truly believe it is a fantastic program and I feel honoured to be a part of it.