The Peer Mentoring Program aims to develop leadership skills by connecting established current students with incoming Business School students starting in Faculty Welcome Week, the week before classes begin each semester, and spanning the first 8 weeks of semester. Mentors meet with a small group of first year students to show them around, answer their questions and provide them support as they start at the Business School.
We recruit undergraduate mentors once per year (for Semester 1 and Semester 2 programs simultaneously), and postgraduate mentors twice per year.
Mentor roles are volunteer positions. You will be allocated 10 to 15 students to mentor and can work either individually or in teams. Both online and on campus options are available.
As a mentor, you need to commit about 20 hours to the program. You are required to:
At your training, you will be given a manual with information on your mentor role.
As a peer mentor you will receive free training in group leadership and communication skills. You will get a certificate of recognition and reference letter from the Business School when you complete the program.
If you have any questions, email the Student Experience Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are eligible to apply if you are completing a course at the Business School and have completed at least one semester of study.
You need to be enthusiastic and committed to providing support to the students you are mentoring for the first eight weeks of semester.
We recruit undergraduate mentors once per year (for Semester 1 and Semester 2 programs simultaneously), and postgraduate mentors twice per year. To register your interest in becoming a Peer Mentor for 2023, please fill out the application form for undergraduate mentors or postgraduate mentors.
Faculty Welcome Day arrangements may differ depending on your cohort and these will be discussed at training.
On Faculty Welcome Day, you will meet your mentees (either virtually or in person) in a small group setting where you can answer any questions and share your knowledge of the University. You will create a meeting schedule, discuss preferred methods of communication and provide a tour of the University. We will discuss these aspects during your training.
You are required to organise at least two additional meetings per semester. This should occur within the timeframe outlined by the Mentoring Program.
We encourage you to organise additional meetings and events for your mentees, although this is not compulsory. These activities help you build a rapport with your mentees and build their confidence in meeting other students.
We are planning to have an on-campus and online stream for peer mentoring in 2023. Students who are currently not in Australia are welcome to take part as mentors in the online stream.
If you would like to take part in the online stream, you will need reliable internet on the day.