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Peer Success Specialists

Who are our Peer Success Specialist (PSS)?

Peer Success Specialists are outstanding upper class students who have demonstrated student success as a Kent State student and who are eager to share their success tips with our Exploratory students engaged in Success Coaching.

Peer Success Specialists (PSS) serve in a valuable role providing peer-to-peer support to our Exploratory students during one-on-one meeting connections focused on the vision and goals of their assigned Exploratory students. Based on personal experience, acquired knowledge and successes Peer Success Specialists provide information, resources, suggestions and direction that can assist his/her Exploratory student with achieving student goals. PSS provide information related to variety of student development topics pertaining to majors, leadership development, internship planning, career planning information and overall student success.

PSS maintain contact logs reflecting student meeting outcomes, progress and celebrated successes!  Our Exploratory students will include similar meeting information in their individual action plans.  PSS attend an orientation and complete training focused on practices, readings and scenario role plays to further develop student support skills resulting in effective and confident leadership in the role as a Peer Success Specialist.

Our Peer Success Specialists inspire and motivate our Exploratory students engaged in Success Coaching!