Academic Success Partners (ASPs)

An Academic Success Partner or ASP is a junior or senior student at the University of Michigan that serves as a mentor for scholars in the Success Connects program. ASPs can assist scholars in peer-to-peer mentorship, course selection recommendations, and information about student organizations and campus involvement from the peer perspective. They have various academic and personal backgrounds and diverse interests. ASPs mostly work with the second-year students in SuccessConnects, but you can find them in the OAMI office and at all of the SuccessConnects functions!

Do you want to impact the lives of first and second-year students? We want you! The application to be an Academic Success Partner for SuccessConnects opens in the middle of winter semester each year. Contact cwiersba@umich.edu for more information.

Meet the 2021-2022 Academic Success Partners!

 

  • Abby

    • Junior
    • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
    • Owosso, MI and Culver, IN

    I became an ASP because the past two years I know I could have used guidance in the form of an ASP and I want to provide that guidance for someone else!

  • Angel

    • Junior
    • Major: Sociology & Social Work
    • San Francisco, CA

    I know it can be overwhelming transitioning to college, so I want to support students holistically and help them navigate all the resources and opportunities on campus.

  • Candelaria

    • Senior
    • Major: Microbiology
    • Chicago, IL

    I became an ASP because I want to create a stronger community for myself and for others. I also want to help people by pointing them to new opportunities and supporting them with both academic and non-academic life.

  • Ceciel

    • Junior
    • Major: Women's and Gender Studies/LSA; Information/SI
    • Novi, MI/ Shenzhen, CN

    I learned the value of peer mentoring in a residential community during my first two years, and I became an ASP because of the fulfillment through mentoring and growing with peers while building a community together!

  • Esau

    • Senior
    • Major: Sociology & Social Work
    • Minor: Education for Empowerment
    • Chicago, IL

    I became an ASP because I want to support students who have similar backgrounds as I. I know that the University of Michigan can be a very intimidating place but I want to make sure every student knows that there are people that they can lean on for help.

  • Farhana

    • Junior
    • Major: Nursing
    • Minor: Population Health Global Context
    • Detroit, MI

    I had a great experience as a sophomore scholar with my ASP and I want to give back in the same way to other students who may be interested in nursing or pre-health majors. My ASP helped me explore and solidify my long and short term career goals and navigate the different resources the university h

  • Keion

    • Junior
    • Major: Psychology
    • Detroit, MI

    I became an ASP because as a former transfer student, having vital resources such as a mentor helped me out tremendously during my first year here at UofM. I understand how difficult it can be to navigate such a large university with so many resources and opportunities. So I am grateful that I will

  • Kristen

    • Major: Public Policy
    • Minor: Creative Nonfiction Writing
    • Monroe, MI

    I became an ASP because I want to offer support, guidance, and reassurance to students so that they can make the most of their time at Michigan. Mentors have been a great help in my time at UM, so I'm excited to get the opportunity to give back and offer my experience.

  • Nupoor

    • Senior
    • Major: Public Policy
    • Minor: Business, Spanish
    • Dayton, OH

    I became an ASP because I empathize with the daunting task of navigating this campus, and wish to use my experiences as guidance for future scholars. I hope to help them see what a great place UM can be :)

  • Tatiana

    • Junior
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Creative Writing
    • East Northport, New York

    I became an ASP to support students that are similar to myself in their endeavors at Michigan. I enjoyed my participation during my freshman and sophomore years and want to give back to other scholars.