All About Peer2Peer
Peer2Peer is a mentoring program designed to support first year SSS participants with the transition to college life through the guidance and assistance of upper class SSS students. Peer2Peer combines one on one meetings between mentors and mentees with group activities and meetings. The primary goals of the Peer2Peer mentoring program are to enrich the personal and academic development of first year SSS participants while building the leadership skills of upper class SSS students. The objectives of the program are:
- To assist new students in their transition to Creighton by broadening students' knowledge of a variety of academic and university resources.
- To develop a solid relationship between upper class students and first year students with similar interests.
- To provide a strong foundation of support to ensure the success of first year students.
- To develop life-long friendships.
Mentors must submit a complete application, which includes areas of interest, major, career goals, extra-curricular activities, and a short essay explaining why he or she wants to participate in the program. In addition, a mentor applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Strong interpersonal and helping skills
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
- Be in good academic standing
- 3.0 GPA or higher
Mentees must submit a complete application which includes areas of interest, major, career goals, extra-curricular activities, and a short essay explaining why he or she wants to participate in the program. In addition, mentee applicants must meet the following criteria: Be a first year SSS student and possess a sincere desire to meet with a mentor.
Both mentor and mentee must meet twice a month for at least one hour at a location that is convenient for them. Mentors and mentees must also attend all group activities and meetings as planned. Activities and meetings are held two to three times per semester.
Nathan Zimmerman, Yankton, South Dakota
22-23 Peer2Peer President
Hey, my name is Nathan Zimmerman and I am majoring in Biology and planning to minor in Science and Medicine in Society. I am currently on the pre-m-ed track with plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a cardiologist. After completing medical school, I hope to accept a job in a rural community that lacks widespread access to healthcare. I am currently a member of the pre-med society here on Creighton's campus. I also assist Dr. Brian North in his research throughout the year. I enjoy taking part in a number of different intramural sports including soccer, football, volleyball, and basketball. My favorite teams to watch are the Minnesota Vikings and Paris Saint Germain. My hobbies include playing pickup soccer or basketball games, watching Netflix, trying out new restaurants around Omaha, reading, and attending the different Creighton sporting events throughout the year. I feel that the SSS does an excellent job of assisting incoming students and current students with adapting to the new college environment. The SSS and Peer2Peer groups are always there to support students that are in need whether that be a late-night review session before a terrifying biology final or just a home cooked meal because you miss home. As a first-generation student, I have always felt that there was additional pressure on me to succeed. I feel that this pressure has had a positive impact on my academic and social endeavors. I am looking forward to meeting the incoming freshman as well as sharing advice about life at Creighton and all of the new opportunities that accompany this once in a lifetime experience. I am always open to help you with any problems you are having whether it is with schoolwork or just need a little help adjusting to college life.