Why participate? What's in it for you!
There are many benefits to participating in the scheme. Potential benefits in having a mentor include:
- Gaining a realistic perspective of the university environment;
- Receiving advice on how to balance university studies and other responsibilities;
- Receiving advice on how to set priorities;
- Individual recognition and encouragement;
- Increased self-esteem and confidence when dealing with professionals;
- Experience in networking;
- Assistance with career and course decisions;
- Developing the confidence to challenge oneself to achieve new goals and explore alternatives.
You can learn new skills, share information, encouragement, advice and experiences, and network with your peers and colleagues.
What's involved - what can you expect?
If you choose to participate in this scheme you will be matched with a small group of other first year students and a later year student (peer mentor), based on the information supplied. This is your Mentor Group. You will also be given information about the mentoring program and any upcoming events. These events will give you the opportunity to meet with your mentor and other first year students. You should also be in regular contact with your mentor throughout semester 1 in addition to these scheduled events.
To apply, all you need to do is fill in the online registration form located on the home page.
Hard copy registration forms will also be handed out during O-Week.
You will then be invited to attend the first Engineering Mentor Scheme (EMS) event which will be held during the second week of semester. At this event you will get to know your mentor and other engineering students, have some fun and learn more about the program.
We look forward to seeing you there!