CASS Student Mentoring and Ambassador opportunities

CASS Student Ambassador, Daniel Hellig-Smith, Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/Bachelor of International Security Studies 

Welcome to the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS). CASS provides exclusive employment leadership opportunities for ongoing ANU students to become actively involved in the mentoring new students to develop and improve essential academic skills for university, and in the promotion of arts, humanities and social science disciplines. In addition to gaining valuable professional experience and training, these roles are paid casual positions within the College.

If you have at least one year experience being a student at ANU, are enthusiastic, love meeting new people and are keen to share your positive university experience with potential students, we’d love to hear from you.

CASS Student Ambassador Role

Do you have a passion for sharing your university experience and inspiring high school students in their journey? We want you to apply now to become a CASS Student Ambassador!

Share your knowledge and experience of studying Arts at ANU with prospective students. You may be asked to provide advice on:

  • Bachelor degrees and/or graduate programs offered by the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences.
  • Your area of study.
  • Moving to and/or living in Canberra.
  • Accommodation, services and resources on campus.
  • University life and any other aspects of your ANU experience.

As a Student Ambassador you would:

  • Receive training on CASS programs.
  • Work with the CASS Marketing and Communications team on events, web or social media content.
  • Be expected to positively represent the College at events, either locally or interstate.
  • Have the opportunity to develop essential professional, teamwork and communication skills.
  • Receive the opportunity to particpate in professional development and training opportunities throughout the year.
  • Be expected to write short reports on the outcomes of recruitment activities.

Student Ambassadors must:

  • Be enrolled in a CASS program either undergraduate or postgraduate. If you are studying a Flexible Double Degree, at least one of your programs must be a CASS program;
  • Have completed a minimum of eight courses at the time of your application
  • Attend training days for CASS program information;
  • Work at ANU Open Day on Saturday 31 August 2019;
  • Be willing to be profiled, photographed, and videoed for ANU promotional activities; and
  • Hold a Working With Vulnerable People card, or be willing and able to apply for a WWVP card.

The expected time commitment is around 30 hours in 2019, comprising:

  • Approximately 3 hours per fortnight during teaching weeks
  • 2-3 hours at the end of the semester for reflection/planning and debrief sessions.

Application process

Applications for the CASS Student Ambassador role are open now.

 
Step 1
Read the CASS Student Ambassador program information and Position Description (PDF 90K).
 
Step 2
Complete the online application form (open). Ensure you upload your resume/CV before you hit submit.
 
The online application will ask you to respond to the following question. Please use full sentences in your answers (Maximum 300 words).

What inspired you to choose your particular degree and how would you describe it to a potential student?

 

Contact officer:

Hayley Daley

Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

T: +61 2 6125 4813

E: externalrelations.cass@anu.edu.au

PAL Mentor Role

Do you have excellent grades and are you interested in mentoring new students to develop and improve essential academic skills for university? We are now seeking new PAL Mentors for Semester 2, 2019.

In 2019 CASS started a new Peer Mentoring and Leadership Program for later year students to mentor first year students transitioning into uni life. As part of this program CASS is now seeking up to eight Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Mentors to run academic mentoring sessions for first year students in 2019. This role is a paid casual position at CASS with an expected time commitment of approximately 40-50 hours over Semester 2, 2019!

As a PAL Mentor, you would:

  • Receive training on how to develop, lead and facilitate study sessions for around 20 students
  • Work with a small team of fellow PAL mentors to prepare content for study sessions, focusing on helping first year students to improve academic skills
  • Be expected to facilitate around 11 study sessions during Semester 2, 2019 for first year students
  • Have the opportunity to develop essential leadership, teamwork and communication skills
  • Receive ongoing professional development and training opportunities throughout the year

PAL Mentor applicants must be undergraduate students who:

  • Are enrolled in a CASS undergraduate program. If you are studying a Flexible Double Degree, at least one of your programs must be a CASS undergraduate program
  • Have completed a minimum of eight undergraduate courses with an average grade of at least 70% across your CASS courses at the time of your application.
  • Have recently completed either one of the following courses:
    • HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History, OR
    • SOCY1004 Analysing the Social World: An Introduction to Social Psychology, OR
    • POLS1009 Research and Writing in Political Science.
  • Hold a Working With Vulnerable People card, or be willing and able to apply for a WWVP card.

The expected time commitment is around 40-50 hours in Semester 2 2019, comprising:

  • A compulsory 2-day training & preparation session that will be held during O-Week in July 2019
  • An average of 3 hours of work per week during teaching weeks
  • 2-3 hours in the middle and at the end of the semester for reflection/planning and debrief sessions.

Applications are now open:

  • Sunday 28 April: applications close
  • Monday 6 – Friday 10 May: shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Wednesday 15 – Thursday 23 May: interviews will be held with successful applicants.

Application process

Applications for the CASS Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Mentor role are open.

Step 1
Read the PAL Mentor role information and position description (PDF 43K).

Step 2
Complete the online application form (open). Ensure you upload the following documents before hitting submit:

  • Your Resume/CV
  • One page Expression of Interest outlining your strengths and suitability for this role

 

Contact officer:

Mier Chan

Executive Support Officer (Student Experience)

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

T: +61 2 6125 6641

E: mier.chan@anu.edu.au

Search this site only

Updated:  4 April 2019/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications