Veteran Peer Mentors

What is the Veteran Peer Mentoring program?

  • A Peer Mentoring Program for veterans attending CSUEB. It is administered by the Veterans Retention Coordinator.

What is the purpose of the Veteran Peer Mentoring program?

  • To provide a supportive environment for incoming student veterans in order to ease their transition from military to civilian and/or academic life.
  • To provide a supportive environment for current student veterans who need assistance with accessing resources available to them.

How does it work?

  • "Seasoned" student veterans (i.e. mentors) are matched with incoming student veterans (i.e. mentees/proteges) who could benefit from having a guide, coach, or resource person during their first year at CSUEB.

Mentor Benefits

  • "Soft Skill" Development- opportunity to develop/enhance skills in effective communication (e.g. developing rapport, active listening, providing/ receiving feedback, etc.)
  • Knowledge Sharing- chance to share knowledge regarding your major and career aspirations, effective study habits, school/community resources, social activities, etc.
  • Instrinsic Satisfaction- gained through acting as a guide, coach, and/or resource person
  • Resume Building - mentoring demonstrates the effectiveness of your soft skills and ability to share knowledge, which are qualities highly in demand by employers