Bachelor of Arts
Extended Minors in English and Psychology
Megan worked as peer mentor during the Winter 2013 semester and has now graduated with her degree and entered UFV's Teacher Education Program so that she can pursue her goal of becoming and elementary school teacher.
Why did you decide to become a UFV Arts Peer Mentor?
Peer Mentoring is so rewarding it was hard to turn down an opportunity like that. I think showing students things that took me a long time to learn or become comfortable with, and seeing them excel is the best part of my job. It's so cool that sometimes something small like learning a new time management trick or study skills can make a big difference in someone's life and it's nice to see that. I think as a whole we just hope to achieve first year student success. Whether that's higher grades or just seeing them adjust and get involved or even just gaining confidence so they can make their university experience the best possible one, that would be an achievement in my books!
What is the most rewarding part of being a Peer Mentor?
It’s so cool that sometimes something small like learning a new time management trick or study skills can make a big difference in someone’s life. Showing students things that took me a long time to learn or become comfortable with and seeing them excel is the best part of my job.
Overall it’s about connecting. We want to help students be the best they can be. Success comes in many forms.
Do you have any advice for first year students adapting to University? Tips?
I never thought I would do a psychology extended minor, but I took a class and loved it. Branch out. It’s only first year! See what you like and don’t be afraid to try something new.