Develop the skills necessary for academic success in college. Students explore the purpose of higher education and their potential role as a participant in college.

What does it mean to be a student in the twenty-first century? In an increasingly global and interconnected world, college students need new skills to succeed. This 1-unit course helps students connect the tools of the Dominican Experience and University resources with their individual goals for learning and success. The course is guided by a University academic coach and co-facilitated by peer mentors to provide one-on-one support while engaging students in effective strategies for taking charge of their college experience (fall term only).

Occupational Therapy Master Thesis students, LaShelle Rullan and Julia Wong, presented their research at the 2014 FYE Conference on February 17, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Their research topic: "Peer Mentoring: Helping First Year Students Develop Occupational Adaptation Skills."

Poster Presentation at FYE Conference 2014, Rullan and Wong presented their Master Thesis on, "The Effectiveness of Peer Mentoring in Helping First Year Students Develop Occupational Adaptation Skills, May 2014, Wong, Rullan, and Vasquez."