Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

Peer Support

Join our community of sharing and support.

Many senior business students are available to assist new students with a successful transition to TRU and university life. You can meet a senior student in a group or one-to-one setting at events and workshops.

Research has shown that friendships and connections are important to student success at university. Each student's experience is unique and the peer support program helps make the right connection between students.

Meet the mentors

Winter 2024
Alina
Winter 2024
Veronika
Winter 2024
Seerat
Winter 2024
Paromita
Fall 2023
Zhan
Fall 2023
Nhi
Fall 2023
Bolu
Fall 2023
Isabella

Hey, I’m Zhan and I’m open to connecting with you! Reach out to me if you have a necessary question or any unnecessary but fun things to say. I’m an international student in my last year of Bachelor’s, studying Finance. Also, I had lots of opportunities to participate in different activities across university life. Looking forward to sharing my experience with anyone who’s interested.

Hi, my name is Nhi. I am a fourth-year student majoring in accounting. I am glad to be one of the peer mentors this semester as I enjoy engaging with and helping others with their learning journey. To anyone dealing with the ups and downs university brings, especially the transition to university life, you are not alone. Our peer mentor program is here to help you navigate through these obstacles so that you can blend in deeper into the TRU community while achieving your academic career.

What if? Hi! I am Bolu and I am here to provide a little more clarification on your “What If?”. I am a third year BBA Co-Op Student majoring in Economics and Finance. I have so many stories to share and as a peer mentor I hope my experiences will assist in your decision making. I watch a lot of movies, tv shows and l am constantly listening to music. I create beats as a hobby which is why I am always wearing my headphones, but don’t let it stop you from talking to me. I know the first semester or even the second year of university seems very hard, but my motivation is there are hundreds of people who have also walked this path, if they could reach the finish line, so can I. I hope this provides as much comfort to you as it does to me. I am always here to help and thanks to the last three years, I can probably answer the question you have.

Hey there! My name is Isabella and I am from Colombia. I am in my 3rd year of the BBA program majoring in international business. Outside of school I enjoy weightlifting, playing volleyball, rock climbing and outdoors activities. I love learning new languages, knowing new places and meeting new people. University can be too much sometimes, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Hey! My name is Alina and I am a fourth-year finance student. I am happy to be one of the peer mentors this semester and look forward to meeting you! I know the first year at university can be difficult and stressful, I am here to help you get through it and share some of my experiences with you. If you have any questions or concerns (or a good k-drama recommendation XD), please feel free to reach out to me!

I’m Veronika, a third-year international student in the BBA program, majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Finance. I am actively participating in university events and serve as a head of training at the TRUSU Taxation Club. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, dancing, cooking and photography. While university can be challenging, you are not alone in this journey. Peer mentors are always here to offer support and help, and to navigate you to discover many TRU opportunities. Let’s make your university experience truly enjoyable!

Hello there, I am Seerat Fatima, a third-year business student at TRU. Drawing from my experiences, I offer valuable insights into time management, course selection, and effective study strategies. I've got your back from acing exams to finding the best coffee spots on campus. Let's turn daunting assignments into exciting challenges. I'm here to spill all the secrets to thriving in the business world. Need advice on nailing presentations? I'm your hype person! Together, let's make this year epic, full of laughs, and a whole lot of success.

Hi there, I’m Paromita. I’m a third-year BBA student majoring in Marketing at TRU. I love reading, listening to music, and watching animal videos. Through the peer mentor program, I would love to meet new faces and help you with your concerns. The first year can be challenging and overwhelming for so many reasons. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and also if you want to have a chat!

Hanifa
Jesper
Kirsten
Manuela
Nafia
Shubham
Tanvir
Taryn
Zhan

Hello, My name is Hanifa. I am currently in my second year studying BBA. My favourite things to do are swimming, hiking, travelling and reading novels at a park or a cozy cafe. As a mentor I hope I can help you to navigate your first year here at TRU business school and show you what Kamloops has to offer, especially to new international students. My life motto is “You didn’t come this far to only come this far”.

Hi there, My name is Jesper and I'm a fourth year BBA student majoring in accounting. I've chosen to be a part of this mentorship program because I like being there for and supporting people. Having successfully gone through what you're about to go through, I've developed a few useful skills and insights that I'd love to share with you. My ultimate goal as a mentor is to alleviate some of your anxieties and make your first few semesters in the BBA just a little bit easier. Outside of TRU I have pretty diverse experience: I've worked as croupier at a few casinos in Europe, spent a decade as a camp counsellor in Ontario as well as delivered a couple of JABC programs in Kamloops as a volunteer. I'm really excited to meet you all and hear about your first couple weeks the in the BBA program!

My name is Kirsten, and I am a fourth year accounting major in the BBA program. I’m really excited to be a mentor and help you navigate your first semester. I’ve done a lot in my time here at TRU from being an accounting teaching assistant to participating in the co-op program. Feel free to ask me about my experiences, study and organizational/planning tips, and (of course) accounting! If you have a fantasy book recommendation or two, I’m all ears for that as well — I’m a huge reader and love creative writing as well!

Hello! My name is Manuela, I am 19 years old and I'm from Colombia. I am an BBA first year student. I know that when we get here we can feel very lonely, but having company makes the experience much better. However, I know that for some people it's more difficult to make friends. Therefore, I could teach you what I have learned to socialize, expand my social circle and have fun in the time that I have been here. Also, I would be willing to share with you the tricks I have implemented and have helped me learn to manage my time and improve my study skills. Welcome everyone! Let's make this experience a good memory for the future.

Hello folks! It's Nafia here, your peer mentor for this semester! I am a third-year-BBA student majoring in finance; from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Being an international student myself, I understand that transitioning to university life from high school might be hectic sometimes. I will try to help you with coping strategies during this challenging time. I can help you with courses, time management, work-life balance, and other segments in which I have some experience. I love reading books and watching movies; music is my passion. I possess good skills in Indian classical music and some subcontinental divisions of music. Please feel free to reach out to me if you're struggling with studies, courses, or anything else you feel you need help with; I will try to help you jump off the bar!

Hello! My name is Shubham and I am a third year BBA student from India. In my free time, I love to play and watch football, or simply go for an outdoor activity. I also have a keen interest in the financial world and love reading about it. As a mentor, I hope to assist you with any questions regarding university life and how I managed to settle in Kamloops — my new home and now yours, too. I have always been a big fan of planning and organizing my schedule, which helped me significantly with academics and part-time work. I am excited to share my experience and knowledge with you all

My name is Tanvir, and my pronouns are she/her. I am a fourth year BBA student studying marketing. I'm in my final semester, and so far the journey has been incredible. Currently, I am employed as a marketing coordinator. Along with university faculty, campus events and career and experiential learning have played a significant role in helping me progress in my career. Throughout these years, I've learned to balance my personal, professional, and school lives. I'd love to share the skills and tips I've learned for managing multiple tasks and taking care of oneself. Outside of school, I enjoy canvas painting, going for walks, and trying new foods. I am a tea lover who enjoys experimenting with different herbal tea flavours. What inspires me is seeing my future self achieve goals and carve out a place for myself in the world through my work and creativity. A small tip for myself and everyone: make sure to prioritize your mental health in all aspects of your life.

Hi there! My name is Taryn and I'm from Kamloops. I'm a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student majoring in marketing, and I'm also in the co-op program. On top of being a student, I am also a peer mentor, a future student ambassador, a server and supervisor at a local restaurant, and I work in a marketing/HR workStudy position at TRU. Outside of school and work, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, golfing, and hiking. Even though my schedule may be busy, I have a great school/work-life balance!"

Hey, my name is Zhan ('Zh' gives the French 'J'). I am in a third year finance degree. Reach out to me if you need any advice on math or economics courses, or anything uni-related :) Strongly believe this mentorship will make our student journey more unique with your contribution! ... any Arsenal fans out there?


 

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