What is the purpose of the EngMentor Scheme?
The EngMentor scheme is intended to give Engineering students an idea of what the actual Engineering workplace scene is like and provide students with a contact in the industry who is a practicing professional engineer and willing to assist them.
Which students may participate? How will they join the Scheme and what is expected of them?
The scheme is for engineering students at tertiary education institutions located in the Newcastle Division, and is principally centered on Newcastle University. To participate, you MUST be a student member of Engineers Australia. Membership is free – to join, go to our website.
To assist in compatible student/mentor match-ups, students are required to indicate their areas of interest during sign up. Once registered you will be invited to the ‘Meet Your Mentor’ evening where you will hear more about how the scheme operates and meet your assigned mentor. The mentor is assigned for one year, and established relationships may continue on for many years. Students wishing to be assigned a different mentor should email [email protected].
Students from all years are welcome to register with students in 3rd & 4th year likely to gain most benefit.
Who will the Mentors be? What is expected of them?
The mentors will be professional Engineers. The role of the Mentor is to provide personal experience and insights which students may not otherwise gain. Mentors are not expected to provide assistance with assignments and other course work.
It is not a requirement (but may be a possibility) for Mentors to provide you with your industrial experience requirements but they may be able to guide you to areas that may be applicable to your specific interest.
Students wishing to participate in the EngMentor Scheme
Students wishing to participate in the EngMentor Scheme or have registered previously and would like a different mentor are invited to complete and submit a Student Registration Form.
Interested in becoming a volunteer Mentor?
You are invited to complete a Mentor Registration Form.
Experience in the Mentor Scheme has shown that much of the activity occurs during the university year. Mentors may be assigned more than one student and the actual amount of time spent in contact with each student may vary.
You do not need to register again if you have been active in the scheme for the last two years – you will be contacted as the Meet your Mentor evening approaches.
Please note: This scheme is conducted on an annual cycle with a publicity campaign followed by a “Meet your Mentor” evening in May each year. Registrations received outside this period will be held over until the next annual cycle.
For more information, please contact Engineers Australia Newcastle on 02 4911 7310.