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**Program set to run weeks 1-6, Trimester 1, 2014**
Apply now to become a Geelong Mentor in Trimester 1, 2014. Please contact Georgina to discuss (phone: 0419 875 828) or submit an expression of interest via email@example.com
A new group of nervous and excited students will commence studies in Trimester 1 at Deakin University in 2014 and the Faculty of Arts and Education would like to invite you to become a peer mentor, as part of our support program for new students.
By becoming a peer mentor you have the opportunity to assist first year students through their transition into life at university.
Peer mentoring programs are offered to students enrolled in courses in the Faculty of Arts and Education. These programs aim to provide support for international and domestic students in their transition into university life. As a Peer Mentor you will:
In your role as Peer Mentor you are expected to meet the following obligations:
Schedule and attend weekly meetings (on time) with your mentees once a week for the first six weeks of trimester for approximately an hour.
Mentor Online Journal
All peer mentors must complete their Peer Mentor Online Journal after each week's meeting with your mentees. The journal provides an overview of what you have covered with your group as well as issues and challenges facing first year students.
Attend all scheduled peer mentor events (one day during week one of the trimester and up to two additional events during the first six weeks of trimester). Dates of these events will be provided to you during recruitment.
In addition Peer Mentors must:
At the completion of the program you will receive a certificate of participation and credit on your Deakin card in recognition of your support of the program (in trimester 1 the value was $100). Please note that students must have successfully completed their role as Mentor to be eligible for the formal recognition mentioned above.
We provide training for peer mentors prior to trimester commencement. Training comprises of one full day in the inter-trimester break. At the completion of this you will have developed and enhanced the following skills: communication, leadership, team building and problem solving. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive learning experiences with key university staff and network with your fellow mentors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org