PALS: Peer Advising Learning & Success

The PALS program offers supportive peer education for the various academic goals that UM-Dearborn students are working toward. If you're a student striving for academic success, PALS will help you create specific goals and follow an individualized plan to achieve them. Connect with PALS to learn more about effective studying techniques, time management strategies, and other topics to integrate into your plan for success.

Meet Your PALS!

Benjamin Dickieson
Benjamin Dickieson - Peer Academic Coach

“Hey! My name is Ben and I am a Freshman majoring in mechanical engineering with an interest in education. I have no definitive plans after graduation, however I plan on getting a full-time job once I’ve received my Bachelors degree. When I’m not working or attending school, I love going on runs, playing soccer, playing guitar, and watching The Office. College is a full-time commitment but you shouldn’t feel alone.  As both a freshman and a first-year PAL, I’m excited to begin working with students on campus to help them navigate toward success.”

M Abdallah
Maya Abdallah - Peer Academic Coach

"Hello! My name is Maya and I am a sophomore majoring in Health and Human Services. I am a Peer Academic Coach and I am here to help students meet their goals.

After I graduate, I plan on attending medical school.  I like to play volleyball, try out new cooking recipes, and volunteer in my free time. I am very eager to work with my peers and to provide them with the numerous academic resources that our program has to offer. Reach out to me or another PAL whenever you feel lost, we are here to try to help you navigate through any situation successfully! "

All About PALS

PALS Resources for Students BY Students

Check Out the PALS YouTube Playlist:

PALS Workshop: All Things Registration
Summer Registration Info & How-To
PALS Workshop: Time Management
PALS Workshop: Midterms Prep
PALS Workshop: Test Anxiety

START Advising

2149 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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