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Do you remember feeling confused when you started at Deakin? Peer Learning Programs offer you an opportunity to make a difference.
There are lots of personal growth and benefits when you provide peer support or mentor someone else. In fact there are no better ways to gain personal and professional leadership skills than to put it into practice as a peer leader.
Plus it's a great way to build up your resume, as you enter the final phases of your university life. Most peer mentor programs require you to have been a Deakin student for at least two trimesters but please check the eligibility requirements of individual programs for more information.
Being a Peer Leader will show you have leadership, initiative, enthusiasm and passion for building relationships. Many employers will look at your extra-curricular activities - beyond your studies and degree – when deciding on whether you're the right person for the job. As the Mentoring Programs have a rigorous recruitment process, you will also benefit from the opportunity to take part in an rigorous application and interview process.
As a Peer Leader you will participate in compulsory training and leadership development, and be given tips and tools on how to help students. You will be encouraged and empowered to utilise yours and those of your fellow mentors' experiences as a Deakin students to help other students.
Peer Leaders are generally recruited during the second half of each Trimester.
The most rewarding aspect of being a Peer Mentor is ...
"Feeling that I have been able to ease other students transition to university study and life and feeling more involved as part of the university."
"Being part of the Deakin community and bringing positivity to others’ lives"