What is the College of Life Science's Peer Consulting program?
Peer Consulting is a program where new students within the College of Life Sciences are matched with an experienced Life Sciences upperclassman student in the same major and/or career path. The upperclassman known as a "Consultant" acts as a guide and offers information about class planning, major questions, volunteer opportunities, research, internships, and career planning. Consultants will earn 1.0 graded credit hour of LFSCI 190R, Peer Consulting. The video below contains more information about the program.
What are goals of the Life Science's Peer Consulting program?
- Bridge the gap between new students and the resources of the College of Life Sciences
- Create a cooperative, supportive community in the College of Life Sciences for all students
- Provide students across the college with an individualized resource to help them be as successful as possible in achieving their academic and career goals
- Improve the preparation of BYU students for post-graduate programs
What people are saying about the Peer Consulting program
“For a variety of reasons, I've often felt that I didn't belong at BYU. I struggled finding a major, friends, opportunities to get involved in the scientific community, and professors never seemed to have for me. Even my application to my major was denied the first time. As a peer consultant, I was able to talk to students who were experiencing all the things I'd gone through. I did my best to be the consultant I wish I'd had when I was applying to programs or trying to get professors to hire me. I felt like I was able to make BYU a slightly better place for people who weren't sure if they fit in yet and that was the most rewarding thing I've done at BYU.” — Danielle F.
How to become a Peer Consultant
To qualify as a Peer Consultant, students must have been in their same Life Science major for at least 3 semesters and be in good academic standing. Prospective Peer Consultants must also submit an application which opens about a month and a half before the semester begins and closes two weeks before the start of the semester. The Fall 2021 Semester Peer Consultant application is currently available at the following link until August 16, 2021.
If an application is submitted and the other requirements are met, Peer Consultants can expect to be notified the week before the semester starts if they were selected.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to become mentored by a Peer Consultant
To be mentored by a Peer Consultant all you need to do is sign up. The sign-up link opens about a month and a half before the semester begins and closes the first week of the semester. The Fall 2021 sign-up link is currently available at the following link. For more information or if you experience any issues, please email email@example.com.