The Faculty of Business and Law Mentor Program

Did you know?
You need to commit 10 hours of study per week for each subject you take at university. Class sizes will be larger than at MIBT and high school, and your lecturer will not keep track of your attendance. You’ll need to manage your own timetable and sign up independently for tutorials.

Did you know?
There are many ‘value adding’ opportunities at Deakin, such as Study Abroad or community volunteering.

Did you know?
Getting involved in the Law and Commerce Student Societies enable you to develop valuable leadership skills and networks

Do you have more questions than answers about your university studies? Don’t worry, a Student Mentor can help!

SIGNING UP TO BE MENTORED

The Faculty of Business and Law Student Mentor Program supports new students through their social and academic transition in their first trimester. Experienced students share their knowledge to help you make the most of your time here at Deakin. Mentors are current Deakin students looking to pass on their knowledge and experiences to make your transition to uni a lot easier. They are available both on and off-campus, in person and online!

A MENTOR CAN HELP YOU…

  • Develop study skills
  • Link to support services
  • Increase your level of confidence in the dynamic learning environment
  • To get involved with clubs and societies
  • Get to know new people

BECOMING A MENTOR

Are you an experienced Deakin student? Becoming a mentor is a great way to get involved with uni. It can also help you obtain experiences that add value to your CV. You can improve your communication, organization, team work and leadership skills by helping new students find their way.

BENEFITS TO MENTORS INCLUDE:

  • Certificate upon completion of the program
  • Invitation to participate in leadership workshops (in conjunction with the Division of Student Life – Careers and Employment)
  • You add practical, ‘worldly’ experience to your degree and resume
  • You’re exposed to personal networking opportunities
  • You have a lot of fun and meet new people!

You can find out more about the program by visiting the Deakin website or exploring the Mentor Program Blog! There are also Facebook pages to visit (for both Burwood and Geelong )

 

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