Why become an In2science mentor?

Being an In2science mentor can be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding activity to be involved in. It gives you opportunities to:

  • contribute to the community as a positive role model for young people
  • develop essential workplace and interpersonal skills
  • share the knowledge and enthusiasm that you have for your chosen field of study with younger students
  • increase your confidence
  • put into practice your problem-solving and time management skills
  • reinforce your own knowledge of the fundamentals of your study area
  • experience assisting others to increase their understanding of science and maths
  • gain an insight into the teaching/learning experience
  • have a well-earned break from the rigors of study
  • get to know new people from a different social background to your own.
  • gain experience that will help in making a choice of career
  • develop skills that will make you more attractive to future employers

Want to be involved?

In2science mentors must:

  •  have completed at least one year of an undergraduate science, mathematics or engineering degree
  • currently be enrolled in a degree offered by a faculty or college of science or engineering at one of the partner universities

Once you have applied online to become a mentor, the In2science coordinator at your university will contact you to organise an informal interview.

In2science placements run for approximately 10 weeks. Mentor training usually takes place just before the university semester starts, with placements commencing in the second week of semester.

All mentors must have a valid Working With Children Check issued by the Victorian Government.

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Mentor answering students' questions