Peer Advising Coaches

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OAS Peer Coaches

The Peer Coaches aid in the OAS effort to serve and support first-year UF students, including AIM. They are exclusively chosen to assist UF freshmen as they transition from high school into college. As “experienced” UF students, the Peer Coaches offer peer advice and coaching to encourage incoming freshmen.  IMG_20151012_183740They share the ins and outs, dos and don’ts, of UF. Peer Coaches must make themselves available for at least 4 hours a week for office hours, where they meet one-on-one with students. During this time, Peer Coaches collaborate with the OAS Undergraduate Student Coordinators to plan workshops, social events, fundraisers, and program promotion. A one year commitment is required and mentoring experience is preferred. Peer Coaches must also have a well-based knowledge of UF resources and possess effective communication skills. In return, Peer Coaches gain valuable leadership skills and opportunities in addition to academic and personal development. Visit the Meet the Peer Coaches and Coordinators page to learn more about each of our current Peer Coaches.