PASS Mentoring general information

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 take place during TOP Week.
  • You guide first year students through their first year at Tilburg University, based on your own experiences. 
  • You will have an unique opportunity to work on your personal branding by following free workshops.
  • You have the opportunity to start as a mentor during TOP Week (22 August - 26 August).
  • You'll receive a financial compensation.
  • You’ll 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. On top of that, MAK organized the Development Day as a formal event with none other than Rico Verhoeven and Tim Hofman 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!’’

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