One of the peer coaches is third year student Amber Wijnker. She studies Trade Management for Asia at the Rotterdam Business School. One of the students that Amber helps as a peer coach is first year student Jiamin Zhang. Jiamin explains why she needs Amber’s help: “I have to do a resit for Business Economics but just learning everything in class is not sufficient for me. I have to practice more. I do this with my coach Amber. She explains everything very well.”
So for first year students it’s great to have a peer coach. But it also has its perks for the coaches themselves. They learn a lot from being a peer coach and it can help them to get a job. Or an internship: when Amber applied for an internship, the company appreciated her work as a coach.
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