Why Become A Mentor?
Through Project Access’ peer-to-peer mentor network we match talented applicants with current students at the world’s best universities. Our mentors provide applicants with information, application feedback and support throughout the application process. Some mentors even go beyond this, and act as role models for high school students in their own country or community by giving talks and doing outreach workshops to inspire and support underprivileged students applying for top universities.
It’s a minimal time commitment that can make a real impact on someone’s future – we think that’s worth doing!
Being a Project Access mentor is incredibly fulfilling. Help other students from your community and pay it forward – you just might change someone’s life.
We provide you with the tools you need to be the mentor you wish you’d had. We will handle the administrative side, and leave the good karma for you to claim.
low time commitment
All of our mentors are very busy – and we understand that! To make sure you are not matched at the wrong time, we will give you the opportunity to opt out before you are given an applicant.
Be part of one of the fastest-growing social enterprises in the world (while gaining some CV points) and help us make a real difference!
How it works
You sign up to be a mentor and enter our database of amazing mentors. We'll provide you with a set of guiding materials.
We do a tonne of outreach activities and find a cohort of passionate applicants!
When a prospective applicant asks for help, we match you via email so that you can share your story, exchange tips, and give feedback on their application.
We match people with similar backgrounds and academic interests so that you can truly act as a role model to your mentee. Please note that it may take anything from a few days to a few months before we find a mentee for you to help, but the earlier you sign up the greater the chances are that applicants receive the help they need when they sign up!
Bam! You’re matched, and have the opportunity to support a super keen applicant through the application process.
Together with your mentee, you decide when and how to communicate – to fit both your busy schedules.
All mentoring happens online (Skype, FaceTime, email etc.) – so you can help from wherever you like!
We provide you with the platform, background and information you need – as well as ongoing support. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming, but we promise it will be rewarding.