Student Mentor Program

What undergraduate students (mentees) said:

I took part in the mentor program because...
RockI wanted to have a smooth transition from my Chinese university to Australian university. I just thought uni life would be a lot easier with a mentor's help.
Yan Bai (Rock) - T1/09

My favourite aspect of the Undergraduate Mentor Program was...
GemmaThat it gave me a lot of useful information. I experienced the friendly from the senior students. With your help, I understood this university and felt the spirit of Deakin. Thank you for helping me to achieve my goals. These warm memories in my heart will last forever!
Ge Gao (Gemma) - T2/09

The funniest thing that happened to me as participant in this program was...
WendyParticipating in the Mentor Program helped me to know more friends from the activities during the semester. During the mentor events, I had chance to talk to lots of awesome people like mentors, mentees and faculty staff while having good food. This is absolutely the funniest thing that happened to me!
Yang Jing Wang (Wendy) - T2/09

The most rewarding thing about being mentored was ...
CindyThe program will consider from your point of view and allocated you a senior mentor based on your major, interests and so forth. My mentor Connie who has strong academic results gave me much valuable advice in how to organize my timetable and study efficiently.
Xiao Dan Feng (Cindy) - T2/09

My advice/recommendation to new students about the program is...
MattTaking part of Mentor Program can help international students to improve their language skill and also the build up a good social network at uni. I strongly recommend all commencing students to join the Mentor Program.
Quan Zhang (Matt) - T1/09

What undergraduate mentors said:

I took part in the mentor program because...
BiancaI believed it was a worthwhile program that students could really benefit from, it gave me a chance to make new friends and gain new skills and attributes, while helping others to adjust to the complexities of University life.
Bianca - Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)/ Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

ChrisUniversity life is not only about studying, but also networking with people. Participating in mentor program provided me with opportunities to get to know a lot of awesome people such as co-mentors, mentees and Faculty staff. I believe that this is such an exacting and rewarding program to be a part of. Absolutely no regrets!
Chris - Bachelor of Commerce (Honours - Finance)

nancy I participated in the mentoring program because not only does it assist me in developing my own networks but also to share my knowledge, experiences and life at Deakin with new students. By being a mentor, I experienced a sense of a pride and accomplishment in knowing that I can make a significant difference in the transition period of my mentees. It was a wonderful opportunity and I am looking forward in taking up this position again in upcoming semesters.
Nancy - Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws

kosheliaA perfect program to enhance leadership roles, and networking. Loved every minute of it and gained a whole new experience.
Koshelia - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)


My advice to new mentors is...
ChamilHave fun. Make sure you become friends with your mentees first. Don't make meetings too formal. Teach them, help them while having fun with them.
Chamil - Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/ Management)
The most rewarding thing about being a mentor was...
NickThat the students being mentored really appreciated the advice you gave them. They hang off your every word.
Nick - Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/ Bachelor of Science (Biology)

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