Do you want to give first year students the best start of their student life by guiding them along the first year? Then you should become a mentor with PASS(ion)!
As a first-year student, it can be overwhelming when you start at Tilburg University for the first time. A new city, a new program, new study mates and much more. Having a more experienced student guiging you can be of great value.
As a PASS-mentor you will guide a group of first year students through their first year at Tilburg University. You are available for questions about the program, student life at the university and in Tilburg, and you know to whom to refer a student with problems. In addition, you actively stimulate group cohesion by organizing various informal activities.
What does PASS mentoring offer you?
- You guide first year students at the start of their time at TiSEM during the introduction days of TiSEM which will find place during TOP Week.
- You guide first year students through their first year at Tilburg University, based on your own experiences.
- You will have a unique opportunity to work on your personal branding by following free workshops.
- You can build your CV; you will receive a TiU approval letter, which looks great on your CV.
- You have the opportunity to start as a mentor during TOP Week (23 August - 27 August).
- You receive financial compensation.
You’ll just have a lot of fun and make new friends!
What is expected of you as a mentor?
As a PASS-mentor, you will guide your students during their first year at Tilburg University. Therefore, you have to be available on campus a full year. During this year, you have the opportunity to develop skills by following several workshops. Furthermore, you will have to guide your students concerning study and integration. You will also meet with your group regularly during the year.
On top of this, you will organize or attend three informal activities together with your group. MAK organizes several informal activities throughout the year, such as the MAK beer cantus and a lunch. On top of that, MAK organized the Development Day as a formal event with none other than Rico Verhoeven and Maarten van der Weijden as a guest speaker.
The university is always working on improvements of PASS. Based on our experiences in the past year, we might adjust the content of the program and therefore the set up might be different. In order to ensure that you will be well informed about the PASS mentorship, there will be an information session which you will have to attend prior to your interview.
Maaike (PASS mentor 2020-2021): ‘’As a PASS mentor I have been able to support the students of our group on an academic as well as personal level. For me, it feels rewarding to be able to do that, as I can share my own experiences and knowledge to help others on their way. Besides that, I have also learned some things myself. For example, efficient manners of studying and effective communication. But also, how to organize formal and informal meetings for a group of students, even in times of corona. It is nice to see that the students get closer as a group, and also grow on a personal level. Therefore, it has been very educational as well as fun to me!’’
The registration is currently OPEN. You can register via this page.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation Email within a workweek. In April, the information sessions about PASS mentorship per study will take place which you will have to attend. During this session, you will receive more information about being a PASS mentor. You will receive an Email about this later. After the information session, you will be able to register for a timeslot for your interview.
You can already also become a mentor during TOP Week. TOP Week is the introduction week for all new students who will be studying at Tilburg University, Fontys Hogeschool and Avans Hogeschool. This week is all about getting to know your fellow students, the city of Tilburg, all study- and studentassocations and life as a student in TIlburg. If you want to become a TOP-mentor, please register for this via www.top-week.nl.
Important note: if you would like to become a PASS and TOP mentor, you will only have to do one interview after the information session. In this interview, both PASS and TOP will be discussed. Participating in this interview, does not automatically indicate that you will be accepted for both.