Become a mentor for your fellow students!
Peer Coaches are student mentors who represent the InSight Program. They facilitate workshops, support signature events, and host office hours to increase student awareness and engagement in the InSight program. Peer Coaches have the opportunity to participate in the development of the InSight program, through brainstorming initiatives and resources that further prepare Champlain students for a successful transition from academic to professional life.
We encourage all motivated students to apply to become a Peer Coach! Recruitment starts in the spring semester for the following academic year. Keep an eye out for emails from your Career Coach, or talk to a current Peer Coach for recruitment information.
There are three types of Peer Coaches:
- Personal Finance Peer Coaches: These coaches focus on topics such as credit, salary negotiation, budgeting, cost of living analysis, investments and student loan repayment strategies. They participate in dedicated trainings to become experts in these areas so they can empower other students to make informed financial decisions.
- Career Peer Coaches: These coaches work closely with the professional staff in the Career Collaborative and represent all academic divisions. They host daily drop-in hours at the Garden House and assist students with Career InSight milestone completion and the on-campus job search process.
- Wellbeing Peer Coaches: These coaches have a dual role, supporting the wellbeing theme of InSight as well as Dare to CARE campus events and activities. Both responsibilities involve meaningful collaboration with a variety of campus partners and help us build a strong culture of wellbeing on campus.
All Peer Coaches are student leaders on campus and receive additional training in leadership skill development.