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Peer Mentoring

Biochemistry peer mentors working with first year students in First Year Experience course

The primary role of the Biochemistry Peer Mentors is to engage our first-year students in our BCHM 1014: Biochemistry First Year Experience course.

In this course, Peer Mentors interact with first year students, and help to provide support, direction, and guidance as well as demonstrate the maturity of judgment, objectivity, integrity, and academic honesty. Peer Mentors assist in the development of skills necessary for mentees to succeed in college and motivate first-year students to achieve academic excellence in one of the toughest majors at Virginia Tech.

In addition to their role in the First Year Experience course, Peer Mentors are actively involved in student success initiatives and serve in department- and college-level events throughout the academic year. Biochemistry's Peer Mentor Office Hours is staffed by our Peer Mentors, who offer individual and small-group tutoring to Biochemistry undergraduates for our required in-major courses during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Peer Mentors regularly participate in Fall Open House, Hokie Preview, and Hokie Focus, where they are available to answer questions from prospective undergraduates and their families about the Biochemistry undergraduate program and other aspects of campus life.

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