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

VIRTUAL HOURS

Veteran Peer Mentors are available on Tuesday's (12pm to 1pm), Wednesday's (2pm to 3pm) and Thursday's (12pm to 1pm) to answer questions on veteran related concerns.