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.

  • Ava

    • Senior
    • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
    • Traverse City, Michigan

    I wanted to become an ASP because I have always loved helping others, whether it be hands on academic assistance, social struggles, or mental health, I find fulfillment when I can help someone. I also loved my ASP my sophomore year so much so I wanted the chance to help guide other students througho

  • 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!

  • Eman

    • Senior
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Law, Justice, and Social Change
    • Troy and Cairo, Egypt

    With my experience as a transfer student and a minority student at the University of Michigan, I realized the importance of helping other undergraduate students in the same position with their academic journeys. This realization inspired me to work as an ASP at OAMI to help other students succeed on

  • 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

  • Jonathan

    • Senior
    • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
    • West Bloomfield, MI

    I became an ASP because I want to help support and facilitate growth within a strong, tight-knit community. I want my students to have the necessary academic support, resources and insight to be successful at UM and in their future careers.

  • Kaltri

    • Junior
    • Major: Biomolecular Science and Sociology
    • Korce, Albania and New Haven, Michigan

    There’s so many cool things that this UMich has to offer that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. I wanted to become an ASP to help others discover these new things since I wish I had someone there when I was new to this school.

  • 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 :)

  • Princess

    • Senior
    • Major: Communication & Media Studies
    • Minor: Business
    • Ann Arbor

    I believe strong community and support is essential in order to be successful in college. I received a lot of guidance throughout my years in college that helped me tremendously, and I'm passionate about paying it forward and supporting other students on their academic journey.

  • Rose

    • Junior
    • Major: Political Science and Secondary teacher education program with history endorsement
    • Detroit, MI

    I became an ASP because I want to use my experience to help students reach their full potential. I want to help them get where they want to be in their academic, social, and personal lives.

  • 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.