Become a New to Curtin mentor
Becoming a New to Curtin mentor gives you the opportunity to help new students, as well as develop valuable skills for your studies and future work.
As a mentor, you’ll be providing support to new students during Orientation Week and extended Orientation (weeks 1-4) through participating in social events and activities organised by the Central Mentoring Team. By sharing your experience and answering questions, you’ll be helping our students navigate their first semester at Curtin.
I didn’t know what to expect as a mentor, but I have certainly gained valuable and transferable skills from the program. Communication and adaptation, particularly as information is constantly updated, has been important. Whilst isolated at home, being a part of the New to Curtin Mentor program has made me feel more connected to the Curtin community.
– Hayley Shirdon, Law & Commerce (Sem 1 2020 feedback)
It allows students to take on a position of leadership which will grant them with the opportunity to further develop skills such as self-awareness, effective communications, utilising technology (especially this semester given the circumstances) and organisation. It is not only an opportunity to get involved within the Curtin community and assist others in successfully transitioning into uni life, but it is also a wonderful opportunity for self-growth and personal development.
– Bronte Brandis, Speech Pathology (Sem 2 2020 feedback)
I really enjoyed the experience. It bought me much joy when a mentee emailed back saying I’d been helpful or that some such service or advice really worked for them. The whole experience made me feel part of something that is greater than myself, which has been a huge reward in itself.
– Zoe Lawson, Nursing (Sem 2 2019 feedback)
I had the ability to give back and support new students just like I was supported and thus I want to continue to do that. To top it off, I have quite enjoyed being a New to Curtin Mentor and have felt a personal and professional growth. Therefore, I would like to be a Mentor again in the future.
– Mohammed Ashfaq Ali. Engineering (Sem 2 2019 feedback)
It was a very rewarding experience knowing that I am able to provide help for those who need it in first year of university. Since my previous mentor gave me so much hope and help while I was in first year, it really inspired me to do the same and I am glad I did
– Lydia Shim, Speech Pathology (Sem 2 2020 feedback)