Monash Engineering Student Society
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Mentor & Mentee Information

Friends and Mentors in Engineering

For Mentors Specifically:

Why participate? What's in it for you!

Potential benefits in being a mentor include:

  • Personal and career growth

  • Satisfaction of helping a student reach their academic goals

  • Recognition for service to the community

  • CPD hours

  • Opportunities for industry mentoring for final years students

  • Increased self-esteem, self- confidence and affirmation of professional competence

You can learn new skills, share information, encouragement, advice and experiences, and network with your peers and colleagues.

What's involved - what can you expect?

You will then be matched with a small group of first year students (mentees) and another mentor based on the information supplied e.g. course, suburb etc. This will be your mentor group. You will need to keep in regular contact with your mentees and attend any scheduled events throughout semester. These events will give you the opportunity to meet with your mentor group. However, you will also need to maintain regular contact (phone, email, in-person) on a fortnightly basis throughout semester 1.

The first event for Friends and Mentors in Engineering will be held in week 1 of semester. At this event you will get to know your mentor group and have some fun as well.

Friends and Mentors in Engineering can provide you with the opportunity to participate in a worthwhile extra-curricular program that offers personal and career related benefits. All second year and above engineering students are welcome to apply.

Contact us:

For more information don’t hesitate to get in touch:

Johnny: johnny.dessoulavy@mess.org.au

Clare: clare.valder@mess.org.au

Or message the Monash Engineering Students’ Society Facebook page

For Mentees Specifically:

Why participate? What's in it for you!

There are many benefits to participating in the program. Potential benefits in having a mentor include:

  • Gaining a realistic perspective of the university environment;

  • Receiving advice on how to balance university studies and other responsibilities;

  • Receiving advice on how to set priorities;

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence when dealing with professionals;

  • Experience in networking;

  • Assistance with career and course decisions;

  • Make new friends among your peers

  • Developing the confidence to challenge oneself to achieve new goals and explore alternatives.

You can learn new skills, share information, encouragement, advice and experiences, and network with your peers and colleagues.

What's involved - what can you expect?

If you choose to participate in this program you will be matched with a small group of other first year students and two later year students (peer mentors), based on the information supplied. This is your Mentor Group. You will also be given information about the mentoring program and any upcoming events. These events will give you the opportunity to meet with your mentors, and other first year students. You should also be in regular contact with your mentor throughout the year in addition to these scheduled events.

To apply, all you need to do is fill in the online registration form located on the home page.

You will then be invited to attend the first Friends and Mentors in Engineering (FaME) event which will be held during the first week of semester. At this event you will get to know your mentors and other engineering students, have some fun and learn more about the program.