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

  • Apply for Melbourne Burwood Campus: Applications for T1 2020 will open soon
  • Apply for Melbourne Burwood Campus: Applications for T1 2020 will open soon
  • Apply for Geelong Waterfront Campus: Waterfront Volunteer Mentor

Further information

Geelong Waterfront

All Waterfront contacts

Peer Support: Dale Hunt,  Room AD3.220, dale.hunt@deakin.edu.au

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
All Burwood contacts

Program Manager: Room LB3.230

Cloud Mentor Program Team Leader: online-mentorprogram@deakin.edu.au

Peer Support and Transition Officer: Terry McCormick, Room LB3.230, t.mccormick@deakin.edu.au, 03 924 68901

Postgraduate Mentor Program: Room LB2.306, bl-pgburwoodmentors@deakin.edu.au

Undergraduate Mentor Program: Room LB2.306, bl-ugburwoodmentors@deakin.edu.au

Drop in Station: Room LB2.306, bl-burwooddis@deakin.edu.au

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