Mentors provide support and encouragement to our students.
Peer mentors are student employees who are working toward a degree at MSUB. They have been through training and are well versed on both campus and community resources. They can assist students with pre-advising, financial aid and financial literacy questions, study strategies, writing a résumé, letter of recommendation, time-management, and much more.
Full-time SSS staff are mentors as well.
Neither peer mentors nor full-time SSS staff are licensed counselors. Students in crisis MUST be referred to qualified professionals to receive counseling services. Call SSS at (406) 657-2162 or Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more.
My name is A.J. and I am originally from Southern CA, I moved to Billing in the summer of 2016. I attended community college straight out of high school with the intention of studying accounting. In the middle of my freshman year, I took a semester off, and 26 years later I am now enrolled at MSUB. Because of my life experiences, I have changed my focus of study to Psychiatric Rehabilitation; my goal is to be a Licensed Addiction Counselor. In my free time I enjoy skateboarding, kayaking, building and playing cigar box guitars.
Hello, my name is Chris Grudzinski. I am a returning nontraditional student at the prime age of 38 with aspirations of obtaining my BS in Human Services. Prior to returning to college, I served 15 years in the United States Army as an infantryman. While serving on my second combat deployment, I was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. After my military service, I developed a passion to help others, especially Veterans that are struggling get the help they need. With this passion, my wife and I started a nonprofit that helps collect and distribute food to Veterans in need. My ultimate goal is to be a licensed counselor and use outdoor adventures as a form of therapy.
Want to be a Peer Mentor for SSS?
Click HERE for an application