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Become a mentor

Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to help new students, as well as develop valuable skills for your studies and future work.

Benefits of being a mentor

How to become a mentor

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 will open later this year.

Current mentor resources

We'll provide you with a range of resources to help you throughout the semester. See a couple of key resources below:

Past mentor stories

"I enjoyed being able to share my experiences with my mentees and provide them with information and help when they contacted me with a question."

"It was great helping people feel happier to be at university and encouraging them to talk about their interest in their studies."

Benefits of becoming a mentor include:

  • improving your communication, organisational and leadership skills
  • receive official recognition from Curtin via the Curtin Extra Certificate and a Certificate of Participation
  • the opportunity to assist students to start their Curtin experience successfully.

Expectations of mentors

As a mentor, we also need a few things from you:

  • participation in a training workshop, usually in the week before O-Week
  • get involved in your school’s activities with new students during O-Week and throughout the semester
  • meet with your mentees either individually or as a group during the semester
  • communicate with your mentees on a regular basis (perhaps weekly) through email and assist with questions or issues your mentees might have
  • meet with your school’s mentor coordinator at least twice during the semester
  • complete a minimum of 1 personal development module from both the Curtin Leadership Centre and the Curtin Careers and Employment Centre, and
  • participate in the Mentor Program evaluation process at the end of the semester.

How to become a mentor for Semester 1, 2018

We are no longer accepting mentor expressions of interest for Semester 2, 2017. Please check back here in later this year if you would like to be a mentor in Semester 1, 2018.