Peer Coach Highlight
What is your role at CAN/TRIO?
My role at CAN-TRIO is to be supportive of our students and to help them academically,
as well as personally. I help students by listening, showing compassion, and by motivating
students regardless of their struggles. I also tutor CAN students in English and other
subjects. I help students write essays, construct personal statements, create resumes,
apply to scholarships, and manage their time efficiently.
Please share one of your best CAN/TRIO experiences.
I have had many positive experiences with our students which have also had a positive
impact on me. One case in particular, was during last year’s application period for
the Allan Hancock College Foundation scholarship. I was working with a student who
had already decided they didn’t want to apply to the scholarship because they were
convinced they would not receive an award, and they were scared to ask for letters
of recommendation. After some time, I was able to convince the student to apply to
the scholarship with my help, and a letter of recommendation from me. The student
ended up receiving a scholarship, and we both felt really accomplished afterwards.
Finish the sentence. “If I could do one thing to make students’ lives better, I would…”
If I could do one thing to make students’ lives better, I would… create positive experiences
and memories with them.
CAN Success Story
Kim attended AHC immediately after high school. She began with an early understanding that she wanted to transfer to a four-year university but had no understanding of the transfer process. Kim applied for a job with College Achievement Now (CAN) during her first year at AHC and became both an employee and participant of the program. During her employment, Kim used her creative skills to craft and assist with various projects. This experience helped her realized she wanted to pursue a career in design. She changed her major and began looking at UCs that would allow her to pursue her new goal. Also while at AHC, Kim performed in the Dance Spectrum and Dimensions in Dance events. She was an intern for congresswoman Lois Capps. Kim's ingenuity, background in business administration, and future training as a designer, will undoubtedly help her accomplish her long-term plans of owning a design business in Southern California after college. She transfers to Davis in the fall of 2013. Transferred: Fall 2013 to UC DavisMajor: Design