This spring, UNCG’s Students First Office launched the Peer Exploratory Coaching (PEC) program as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to foster a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success.

Designed to support Exploratory Majors and other students who are exploring major and minor options, the PEC program uses a team of graduate and undergraduate students trained to support undergraduates in their self, major and career exploration.

While meeting with students, PECs are available to:

– Provide advising assistance prior to a student’s appointment with their assigned academic advisor

– Help familiarize students with the Undergraduate Bulletin, UNCGenie, Degree Evaluations and GEC requirements

– Discuss self, major and career exploration

– Support students in successfully adapting to UNCG’s academic standards

– Serve as a mentor for academic, co-curricular and leadership involvement at UNCG

– Provide information about educational and co-curricular programs connected to students’ academic interests

The Students First Office is in 061 McIver Building.

UNCG faculty and staff can refer any student who may be exploring major or minor options to a PEC. Questions? Call 334-5730.

More information – including walk-in hours – is at http://studentsfirst.uncg.edu/about/default.php

Story by Mike Harris, University Relations