Peer mentees benefit from the experience and advice of fourth year students. The School of Optometry and Vision Science, along with the University generally, have a huge number of opportunities for students. Peer mentors are there to help you make the most of Uni life by hitting the ground running. There are also plenty of differences between high school and university that peer mentors can help you navigate. As fourth years, your mentors will also have experience of the classes you will soon be doing. Their knowledge and experience can give you a leg up.
The peer mentoring program is also an opportunity to begin making friends with your new peers and the friends you make during university may end up being your friends for life. Also, Optometry and Vision Science, like all degrees, can be challenging at times so developing a group of study buddies early on is a great way to help your academic progress.