Peer Mentoring

ARCHES Peer Mentoring has proven successful in helping students successfully transition to Cal Poly Pomona.  Our Peer Mentors (PMs) are current CPP undergraduates who are passionate about your success.  They are trained to work with ARCHES students on specific areas of concern such as:  organizational strategies, decision making skills, general study skills, time/life management.  PMs hold one-on-one regularly scheduled appointments in the fall and spring during offices hours and are able to meet with students on a weekly or bi weekly basis.

Scheduling an Appointment

  1. Identify the PM you are interested in meeting with by reading through their bios,
  2. Click on their name to access their calendar,  
  3. Once your appointment is confirmed, CPP Connect will send you a confirmation - add it to your calendar.  

If you need assistance, call (909) 869-2386 or email

Attendance:  Mentees are expected to arrive on time to scheduled appointments and communicate schedule changes in advance.  If you arrive 10 minutes late, your appointment will need to be rescheduled. 

Need to make changes to your appointment?   Contact or your peer mentor to make adjustments.  

If you need assistance, call (909) 869-2386 or email

ARCHES Peer Mentors

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Sydney Albertson

Major:  Psychology

About Me:  Hello! My name is Sydney Albertson and I am currently a Junior at Cal Poly Pomona.  I am a peer mentor for ARCHES and I have a passion for education. I love helping students with their journeys to becoming the best version of themselves. Outside of school, I enjoy reading and playing video games. My career goal after graduating from CPP is to attend a graduate school and attain my license in Marriage and Family Counseling.

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Kat Salazar

Major: Liberal Studies

About me: Hello, my name is Katrina. I am a senior at CPP and a Peer Mentor for ARCHES.  I love working with students to help them plan out and reach their goals. For fun, I like to paint, shop, and try new foods! Most of all, I love to spend time with friends and family. My career goal is to provide guidance to college students as an academic advisor.

Peer Mentoring Resources

This tool is intended to help you define and monitor your SMART goals.

  • The Science of Motivation

  • How to ADHD is a youtube channel hosted by Jessica McCabe.  She provides helpful strategies to improve our brain's executive functioning.  We recommend the "Work and School" Playlist.

Mindfulness is "paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally."  CPP library provides some helpful tools and resouces that can help you.

Mindful S.N.A.C.K. (

LinkedIn learning offeres a valuable traning resouces that teaches us what "active listening" is and how it can improve our communication.  Improving Your Listening Skills (log in wiht your CPP login/passwrod).