MGA Peer Mentor Program for New Coursework Students

Are you a new graduate coursework student looking for a way to find your feet in your new graduate student life at Monash? Join our program and find a mentor from your faculty to guide you through your first semester.

What’s special about the MGA’s Mentor Program? 

  • Unique: This is the only peer-to-peer mentor program at Monash for graduate coursework students across all faculties. 
  • Flexible: The program is online and open to all new graduate coursework (Masters) students commencing in February 2023.
  • Personalised: Mentors and mentees will be paired by the MGA’s Mentor Coordinator based on faculty/department.
  • Structured: The program includes regular sessions to kick the program off, nine mandatory touch points throughout the semester and regular check-ins with the MGA’s Mentor Coordinator.
  • Engaged: Mentors will be well-prepared and trained for the program. Students can expect a high level of engagement and mentors can expect to receive excellent leadership skills development.

Interested in finding a graduate coursework mentor?

The MGA Peer Mentor Program is open to all new graduate coursework students enrolled in their first semester. There will be 6 touch points during the 8-week program, where mentors mentors will be expected to meet online with their mentees for about 45 minutes to an hour every week for the first 4 weeks of the program, followed by 2 more online meetings over the next 4 weeks of the program. Mentors can help you to settle into university life by:

  • sharing their knowledge and experiences;
  • familiarising you with your faculty/school and University services;
  • providing general information about your course and the temporary online learning environment that Monash has set up (they can help where possible or point you in the right direction);
  • helping you build a student network (if you are new to Australia).

This program also offers an opportunity to develop your communication skills, increase your self-confidence and a chance to make lifelong friendships. The program runs purely online and includes six sessions over an eight-week duration.

Due to an overwhelming response, we have had to close registrations early. Try again in Semester 2!