The Monash College Diploma Mentor Program provides peer support and advice to new Diploma students from experienced students.
Interested in being involved? Sign up today.
New students are matched with an experienced Diploma student. Before a new student arrives, email addresses are exchanged and students can ask their mentor a variety of questions to gain an insight into what to expect from Monash College Diploma and life in Melbourne.
New students are introduced to their mentor during Enrolment and Orientation Week and will accompany them to various orientation activities. There will also be a social function during Enrolment and Orientation Week exclusively for students within the mentor program. This will give students the opportunity to meet new friends and socialise with experienced Monash College Diploma students.
Mentors will arrange to meet with their mentee on at least three occasions after Enrolment and Orientation Week, including a social activity where they will meet all the other new students and mentors in the program.
At the conclusion of the trimester, there will be an end-of-program presentation and dinner for students and their mentors. This gives mentees and opportunity to thank their mentor and give feedback on the success of the program.
Mentees will also be invited to apply to be a mentor for future students.
Taking the step into a new city and College environment not only provides for great opportunities to further your education, but also to immerse yourself into a new culture. Understanding Australian culture, requirements of tertiary study, and procedures can be a daunting prospect, but Monash College Diploma aims to assist you with support from staff and senior students.
If you choose to participate in the Mentor Program you will be assigned to an experienced Monash College Diploma student and have access to information and advice from somebody who has already been through what you are about to begin. This is an informal means of obtaining vital information from an experienced peer and a ready-made friend.
A student mentor can assist you to:
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions you should consider becoming a mentor today!
Imagine how much easier it would have been if you had a friend you could call on who already knew the College. As experienced students, you have a wealth of information that can assist new Monash College Diploma students integrate into a new environment.
This is your opportunity to assist a fellow Monash College Diploma student while acquiring new skills and experiences. Professional leadership and mentor training will be provided free of charge to all mentors and certificates are presented at the conclusion of the program. Leadership training and mentor certificates look great in any resume and are certainly attractive to prospective employers. Past Monash College Diploma mentors have also gone on to participate in the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program.
Please note only 40 mentor positions are available.
If you require more information on the Monash College Diploma Mentor Program please contact:
Student Experience Coordinator
Telephone: +61 3 9905 8674