Love STEM? Share your passion and boost your CV as a mentor to high school students
If you’re passionate about science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM), this volunteer opportunity is for you!
Becoming an In2science mentor is a great way to help high school students – regardless of their background, gender or location – increase their understanding of, and love for, these totally awesome subjects.
How it works
You’ll spend one to two hours per week with Year 7–10 science and maths students over a 10-week period during Trimester 1 (T1), 2023. You’ll share your knowledge and experience of your field of study, and help students gain confidence with STEM.
You can choose to either be an in-class mentor or e-mentor:
- In-class mentoring for schools close to our Geelong and Warrnambool campuses: mentors visit local secondary schools to support students with their learning. Mentors participate in hands-on activities and are guided by the teacher.
- Online eMentoring for other regional/remote schools: mentors digitally meet students once a week over a 10-week period. With access to nearly 5000 STEM resources, eMentors can discuss a variety of topics based around common interests. This program offers flexible time commitment and no travel is required.
You’ll also undergo pre-placement training before the program kicks off in the first week of T1.
Why you should sign up
It’s not just the high school students who benefit from this program! You’ll develop valuable communication and interpersonal skills that are essential for all uni STEM graduates, get an insight into the education sector, and have access to exclusive professional development and networking opportunities.
It’s also heaps of fun and will look great on your CV!
Who’s eligible and how to apply
To be an In2science mentor, you need to:
- have completed at least two trimesters of your STEM course
- obtain a free Working with Children Check
- commit to training and weekly mentoring of one to two hours over the course of 10 weeks in T1, 2023.
Keen to sign up? Find out more about the program and apply online. Deakin’s In2science Coordinator will then contact you with more information.