Mentoring

Navigating the road that is university life is rewarding and challenging. From your opening days of study to preparing for your transition into the workforce, the Charles Sturt Mentoring Program and our team of mentors are here to give guidance and support your learning and professional development.

Engaging in mentoring will see you expand peer and professional networks, develop employability skills, gain new knowledge and insights, and prepare for success in study and in your career.

Mentoring is open to all students, whether you’re studying on campus or online.

Mentoring programs

Mentoring programs provide timely and targeted support that meets your needs. Find the program that's right for you!

Uni foundations

Uni foundations

Opening for commencing students in Session 3, 2021.

Start your Charles Sturt journey the right way. Connect with an experienced student mentor and set yourself up for study success!

Mentor eligibility: Current students, second year and beyond.
Mentee eligibility: Commencing students.

Building your professional profile

Building your professional profile

Build your peer and professional networks, develop your employability skills and grow as a professional.

Mentor eligibility: Current students, second year and beyond.
Mentee eligibility: All students.

Connecting to industry

Connecting to industry

Expressions of interest now open!

Connect with Alumni, build your industry network and transition from university into the next phase of your career.

Mentor eligibility: Alumni and industry partners.
Mentee eligibility: Current students, penultimate and final year.

Reach P2P HDR program

Reach P2P HDR program

Gain valuable advice, feedback and support across the first 12 months of your HDR candidature.

Mentor eligibility: HDR students, second and third year.
Mentee eligibility: HDR students, first year.

First Nations

First Nations

Pilot program coming soon!

Become a Mentor!

Do you have excellent communication skills, rich leadership experience or a genuine drive to help other students succeed? Join the Charles Sturt Mentoring team by signing up to one of the above programs.

The benefits of mentoring

“I think the best mentor relationships are actually mentor-mentor relationships, where both parties show up to learn” – Simon Sinek

Mentoring is widely accepted as a positive influence on the undergraduate student experience – leading to improved academic performance and persistence.

Mentoring also positively influences a student's sense of belonging, capacity for socially responsible leadership, deep and strategic learning approaches, and self-confidence in professional skills and abilities (Lunsford, Crisp, Dolan and Wuetherick, 2009).

As a Charles Sturt Mentor, you will:

  • provide support and guidance to peers in need
  • cultivate an environment of learning, discovery and professional development opportunity
  • connect with a dynamic student community
  • develop your own leadership, communication and employability skills
  • gain fresh skills and perspectives
  • benefit from personalised training and professional development.

As a Mentee, you will:

  • Gain valuable advice
  • Grow your network
  • Develop your skills and knowledge
  • Improve your communication skills

As a Mentor, you will:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Gain new skills and perspectives
  • Gain personal satisfaction

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