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Graduate Peer Mentors and Fellows

Peer mentors serve the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies as a resource to first year graduate students. Starting graduate school is a new and exciting journey which often presents new challenges.  A student does not need to begin this journey alone. Peer mentors provide support for areas related to a new student’s academic, professional, and personal life.

College of Graduate Studies Peer Mentors and Fellows

Brian Lee, Ed.S. in School Psychology

Fellow, Statesboro Campus

bl10132@georgiasouthern.edu

Sheldon DeMills, M.Ed. in Counselor Education

Peer Mentor, Statesboro Campus

sd18079@georgiasouthern.edu

Khaturah McCarthan, Ed.S. in School Psychology

Peer Mentor, Armstrong Campus

km30110@georgiasouthern.edu

The COGS Peer Mentoring Program

The COGS Peer Mentoring Program enhances the student experience by pairing them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in graduate school, how to approach challenges, and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it Works

First year graduate students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, new graduate students (i.e., mentees) and returning graduate students (i.e., mentors) register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

What do Mentors and Mentees Discuss?

How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Last updated: 2/8/2022