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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

Express your interest below.

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 2, 2017

Becoming a mentor is easy. Simply fill out the form below, and the coordinator for your study area will be in touch.

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