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Become a peer mentor

Engineering and computer science

The ENGO Peer Mentoring Program is designed to connect first year commencing students to a peer network in order to support students in their transition into life at the University. As a mentor, you'll guide a small group of students during Welcome Week, and continue to support them throughout the first 8 weeks of semester through regular meet-ups and communications.

What's involved

You will have the opportunity to:

  • access exclusive training sessions to build up your teamwork and communication skills
  • be a part of our organising team for Welcome Day and meet up with your mentees
  • access special workshops on career development and leadership skills
  • participate in fun events including trivia, game and movie nights
  • become part of the faculty’s volunteering program, and organise exciting faculty events throughout the year
  • receive a certificate of recognition from the faculty at the end of the program.

Mentor Commitment

You will need to commit around 20 hours to the program. You will be required to:

  • completing two training sessions before Welcome week, one online and one face-to-face. These will go for two hours each.
  • Participate in our orientation for first-year students where you will meet the students you are mentoring.
  • Meet face-to-face at least two times during the program between week one and eight.
  • Complete mentor report on SONIA.
  • Communicate weekly with mentees via email.
  • Provide feedback after the program finishes.

Additional benefits

As a peer mentor you will receive training in group leadership and communication skills. There will also be free career development and social events during the program.

How to register

Applications for Semester 1, 2020 are now closed.

For further information, contact the Student engagement team at feit.seal@sydney.edu.au

Student Engagement and Leadership

Last updated: 07 January 2020

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