Opportunity Scholars connect over peer mentoring luncheon

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Opportunity Scholars connect over peer mentoring luncheon

Good food, good company, better connection. Opportunity Scholars recently took time to relax, catch-up, and connect with peers over lunch and a peer mentoring activity. 

Junior and senior Scholars took the lead for this session, which focused on teamwork, the college experience, and advice on selecting a major. Peer mentoring activities are valuable. Students have the chance to create and nurture long-term, positive relationships, provide a supportive environment to share advice and address concerns, and increase knowledge about campus resources and facilities.

Peer mentoring contributes to:

  • Increased confidence and motivation
  • Stronger sense of belonging to the Eccles School and Opportunity Scholars
  • Heightened intercultural sensitivity
  • Enhanced inter/intrapersonal abilities
  • Improved communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Research shows that students who are connected have a sense of belonging and are more likely to persist in college.[1]

This event launched a series of upcoming peer-mentoring activities for the Opportunity Scholars program.

The goal of the Opportunity Scholars Program at the Eccles School is to support and enhance the educational experience of first-generation business students as they progress toward graduation. For more information, visit Eccles.Link/opportunity-scholars.

[1]Here’s why a sense of belonging in college matters more than you think. Study International News. Jan 2020.

2020-02-26T09:52:52-06:00February 26th, 2020|

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