College is stressful. Between class, tests, papers, extracurriculars, social life, family, work ... things can escalate quickly. We know, because we’ve been there. And we’ve got good news: you're not alone!
Students: Are you having a hard time focusing or getting organized? Have you been out of school for a while? Did you never really have to study in high school? Or do you just need someone to listen? Academic Peer Mentors are here to help! Make an appointment or stop by the upper level of the library.
Parents: Encourage your students to ask for help early in the semester. We have a variety of academic and campus resources at BCU, and we reach out to students who are missing class or receiving D’s and F’s by Week 4 of the semester. If they don’t know where to go for help, it’s simple: tell them to begin with Academic Achievement. Our doors are always open!
Our Academic Peer Mentors will:
HOMETOWN: Treynor, Iowa
MAJORS: English & Social Work
SPORT: Cross Country & Track/Field
HOBBIES: Reading, writing, running, cooking, baking, crafting
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Comprehensive reading strategies, note-taking skills
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I have fun helping people find new and innovative ways to be successful in their studies!
HOMETOWN: Omaha, Nebraska
HOBBIES: Volunteering, reading hikinh, traveling, power napping, and softball
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: How to stay sane while juggling sports, homework, naps, extracurricular activities and friends
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I like helping people reach their full potential and I want to ensure that everyone has a successful college experience!
MAJOR: Biology and Psychology
HOBBIES: Going to the movies, cooking, spending time with family and friends
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Time management and dealing with stress
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Becuase I really like jhelping people find their own way to be successful and ensure that they have a great time at BCU!
MAJOR: Accounting and Business Administration
HOBBIES: Spending time with friends and family, listening to music, searching Pinterest, DIY arts and crafts, and watching Netflix
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: How to use a planner
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I like helping students reach their goals and succeed. I love that I am able to be someone a student can count on for advice and help.
HOMETOWN: Jackson, Minnesota
HOBBIES: I enjoy spending time at home, reading, watching Friends, coloring, boating, and traveling
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Time management skills and how to balance academics, sports, and work.
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I like to see the progress that is being made within each student and the relationships that are built along the way.
HOMETOWN: Wakefield, Nebraska
MAJOR: Kinesiology and Human Performance
HOBBIES: Frolfing, hiking, and playing with dogs.
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Time management and organization
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I love being able to show students the potential that the've always had but have never seen in themselves.
HOMETOWN: Quito, Ecuador
MAJOR: Business Administration and Graphic Design
HOBBIES: Camping and spending time with friends and family
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: First Language Spanish and assisting international students
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I am able to help students and see their improvement.
HOMETOWN: Crofton, Nebraska
HOBBIES: Spending time with family, being outside, and playing basketball with my siblings
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Faith
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because it is a wonderful opportunity to help someone who needs it. I get to be a very small part in the success of someone else and make an impact on them, hopefully in more way than just school, and this drives me to be the best I can be and allows me to push them to be the best they can be.
HOMETOWN: Miami, Florida
HOBBIES: Running, cookin, taking pictures, and fashion
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Note-taking, goal-setting, homesickness, and time management
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Because I love meeting new people and enjoy helping students find the perfect strategy to succeed in college.
HOMETOWN: Dubuque, Iowa
POSITION AT BCU: Director of Academic Achievement
FAVORITE TOPIC TO ADVISE: Dealing with stress
WHY DO I LOVE BEING AN APM? Everybody at some point during their years at BCU needs someone to listen, and I love to be that ear.
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