IU Peer Coaches

IU Peer Coaches

Peer coaches are undergraduate students who can help you get “ahead of the curve” in your first year. Your peer coach can assist you with:

  • Developing good time-management skills.
  • Study strategies.
  • Setting goals to achieve academic success.
  • Brainstorming ways to get involved and gain experience.
  • Preparing for your academic advising appointments.
  • Connecting with campus resources and learning how to navigate your IU experience.

IU Peer Coaching services

There are a variety of different IU Peer Coaches serving undergraduate students at IU Bloomington. Learn more about the different types:

Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are assigned to freshmen to work with them throughout their first year at IU. PACs assist with:

  • Developing good time-management skills.
  • Study strategies.
  • Setting goals to achieve academic success.
  • Brainstorming ways to get involved and gain experience.
  • Preparing for your academic advising appointments.
  • Connecting with campus resources and learning how to navigate your IU experience.

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Career Peers can help students explore career possibilities, navigate career resources, find part-time jobs and internships, and write resumes. Career Peers are an extension of the Career Development Center.

Health Professions & Prelaw Center IU Peer Coaches are an extension of teh Health Professions & Prelaw Center (HPPLC).

HPPLC IU Peer Coaches can help students navigate HPPLC's resources and prepare for a first meeting with a HPPLC advisor.

Hudson & Holland Peer Academic Coaches work with Hudson & Holland scholars.

Success Navigators assist students with navigating IU's resources, including iGPS Degree Maps and the Explore Programs tool, as well as the systems used for registration and degree planning.

Freshman Harley

My peer coach sent me email to ask how I was doing. She cared about how my college experience was going.

Freshman Harley
Peer coach helping a student with his schedule in a classroom.
Students working on a laptop at the IU Peer Coaches table in Wells Library.
Peer coach leading a group workshop showing a worksheet and standing in front of a blackboard with notes about scheduling.

Peer coaches give workshops to groups of students and provide scheduled and drop-in coaching at multiple campus locations.

Sign up for a peer coach

Signing up for a PAC is a commitment to your own success. If assigned to a PAC, expect to:

  • Meet with your PAC during bi-weekly or monthly one-on-one meetings.
  • Receive outreach from your PAC, including strategies and encouragements.
  • Complete Canvas modules designed for you by your PAC to help you develop skills, learn about resources, and achieve your goals.
  • Have an experienced student behind you from day one!