Second year electronic and biomedical engineering student, Zach Quince has launched the Griffith Engineering Peer Mentoring Program at the Gold Coast Campus.
“I started the peer mentoring program to give first year students a helping hand and to make the transition between school and or the workforce and into university as easy as possible. Students shouldn’t be falling behind in the first few weeks, just trying to grasp how university works,” he said.
Zach hopes the program will have some positive impact on students.
“Even if we helped them in the smallest way I think that will be worthwhile. In the long term I’m hoping to get every student in engineering to use their mentor and gain not only help in university but also help that can relate to their life outside of university,” he said.
Currently there are 9 mentors from every major.
“The mentors range from second to fourth year students. We also have 2 females as mentors and this is really excellent to see in a mostly male dominated field. All mentors are strong academic performers with GPA’s of 5.5 and above,” he said.
In the first week of semester, the program is already providing popular.
“So far we have had our first session and the turnout has been positive. Approximately 30 students out of the 84 enrolled in the degree have turned up to the first session, which in my opinion is just outstanding and has already surpassed my expectations,” he said.
Zach will be at Griffith Gold Coast on Open Day, August 10.
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