We recently met up with New to Curtin mentors from different backgrounds and degrees to talk about their involvement with the program.
Zaneta is a 4th year Psychology student who has been a part of the program for a couple of years now. As a busy mum and student, she agrees that it’s difficult to get involved in extra-curricular things on campus but the New to Curtin Mentor program allows for loads of flexibility.
Ganesh, a 3rd year Commerce (Finance and Accounting) student, loves the interaction and helping other students find their way at uni. He also believes that it’s important to get involved in more than just studies at uni and he’s building up his leadership skills.
Shalya is doing a double degree in Engineering and Science. She enjoys the fact that she can ‘give back’ and knows that there are a million ‘little’ questions that students can have about navigating university procedures that she’s able to assist with. Shalya knows that she can make transitioning to uni much easier with a personal touch. No question is too little!
If you think that this is a program that you’d really like to get involved with, what are you waiting for?
Applications to be a New to Curtin Mentor are now open.
To be eligible to apply in Semester 2 2019, you will need to have completed at least two semesters of studies at Curtin in the area you wish to mentor for. Find out more information at Become a New to Curtin mentor.
Some of the many benefits of becoming a New to Curtin Mentor include:
- Make a difference to new students’ experience
- Meet other student mentors from across the university
- Enhance your employability and interpersonal skills
- Access exclusive professional development opportunities
- Gain Curtin Extra Certificate recognition
Apply now to connect, support and inspire new students by sharing your experience. Applications close on Sunday 26 May 2019.