MSU introduces new success coaching program

MSU introduces new success coaching program

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - Midwestern State University introduced a new program to help its student succeed in college, a success coaching program.

The way it works is students meet with their success coaches, made up of university staff, at least two times a week.

“We talk about things like student success issues, note-taking skills, test-taking skills, for some of our students they may have questions about financial resources on campus, and really anything they need to feel as they are on their pathway to success,” Kristi Schulte the university’s Residence Life and Housing Office director said.

Jackie Dominguez, a senior and resident assistant, said she benefited from the lessons she gained from a mentor her freshman year.

Dominguez is a Exercise Physiology major but when she first came to MSU she was pre-med. She switched majors after she consulted with her adviser, her first mentor.

“If I didn’t have my mentors, I think I would be confused on not knowing where to go," Dominguez said. “I would probably be stuck with pre-med, struggling in it and not being happy.”

Schulte said students will be paired with a success coach they can relate to.

“It might be that a student indicates they are a first-generation college student and we may pair them with a success coach that was a first-generation college students themselves,” Schulte said.

“Just going to somebody that is experienced and is willing to help you, professors and staff members, are really great people to talk to,” Dominguez said. “So, having them by your side is really helpful.”

As of Monday, February 11, 20 students were registered.

Students who want to join the program would need to register at Residence Life and Housing Office.

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