Become a mentor

Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor.

The Faculty is looking for committed Business and Law students to provide volunteer support and guidance to newly commencing students.

Business and Law Student Mentors assist the transition into university for new students throughout the first six weeks of trimester. This includes having weekly meetings with 'mentees' to discuss any issues that they are having and to give advice from a student's perspective.

The program also runs a number of social events that give new students the opportunity to network amongst each other and make new friends.

Business and Law Mentor program

Selection criteria

Volunteer mentors are chosen for their:

  • Ability to assist and support new students in their transition to University
  • Commitment to helping others and supporting their University community
  • Enthusiastic, approachable, motivated and reliable nature
  • Have an interest in furthering your leadership, communication, organisation and time management skills
  • Knowledge of University and Faculty support services
  • Good, consistent academic results with a WAM (average academic results greater than 60%).

All the information you need about becoming a mentor is available here. If you have any question, please contact the Program Manager or the respective Mentor Coordinator before applying.

Benefits for mentors

  • Develop skills in communication, organisation and leadership
  • Acquire experiences which you can add value to your CV
  • Networking opportunities with other mentors and mentees
  • A sense of achievement of helping others by sharing your own experiences.

Mentors can

  • Give study tips based on their own experiences
  • Advise students broadly on how to go about answering coursework
  • Assist students to develop independent learning skills
  • Refer students to resources and services available in the University community.

Mentors cannot

  • Directly answer assessment questions
  • Provide a copy of their own course notes or assignments
  • Write assignments
  • Be a unit tutor.

The application process

  • Your application will be shortlisted based on selection criteria.
  • If your application is successful you will be asked to attend a group interview.
  • Detailed program requirements are outlined in the online application form.
  • All new mentors must attend a one day training session.
  • The program timeline will be given to you at the interview.

Mentor requirements

As a mentor you would also be required to attend:

  • Presentations about the mentor program to new students.
  • First meeting between mentors and new students (dates to be confirmed at interview).
  • Subsequent meetings as negotiated between mentors and matched new students. Details and resources provided at training.

To apply

Further information

Geelong Waterfront

Contact the Geelong Waterfront Campus Student Mentor Program

Name Role Office Email Phone
Dr Jenny Hurley Program Manager AD2.303 j.hurley@deakin.edu.au 03 522 72743

Online Mentor Program Team Leader
online-mentorprogram@deakin.edu.au
Mentor Program Team Leaders



bl-geelongmentors@deakin.edu.au
Drop in Station


Student Central bl-geelongdis@deakin.edu.au

Melbourne Burwood

Undergraduate students

Postgraduate students

Contact the Melbourne Burwood Campus Student Mentor Program

Name Role Office Email Phone
[to be advised] Program Manager LB3.343
03 924 46526

Online Mentor Program Team Leader
online-mentorprogram@deakin.edu.au
Terry McCormick Student Experience And Engagement Officer
t.mccormick@deakin.edu.au 03 924 68901
Postgraduate Mentor Program LB2.306 bl-pgburwoodmentors@deakin.edu.au
Undergraduate Mentor Program LB2.306 bl-ugburwoodmentors@deakin.edu.au
Postgraduate Drop in Station LB2.306 pg-dismentor@deakin.edu.au
Undergraduate Drop in Station LB2.306 ug-dismentor@deakin.edu.au

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