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, have experience working in a professional environment, 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.

Applications for PAL Mentor role is closed.

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 want you to apply now for our new PAL Mentor positions at CASS!

In 2019 CASS is setting up 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 twelve 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 1, 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 approximately 10 study sessions during Semester 1, 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 Mentors must:

  • Undergraduate Students
    • Be 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:
      • CRIM1001 The Criminological Imagination, OR
      • LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language, OR
      • A range of undergrad courses across all other disciplines taught by CASS, e.g. History, English, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Archaeology or Anthropology.
    • Hold a Working With Vulnerable People card, or be willing and able to apply for a WWVP card.
  • Postgraduate Students
    • We are also seeking one postgraduate student who has recently completed LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language
    • Be enrolled in a CASS postgraduate program and must have completed at least four postgraduate courses with an average grade of at least 70% at the time of your application.

The expected time commitment is around 40-50 hours in Semester 1 2019, comprising:

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

Application process

We are now seeking Expressions of Interest for CASS PAL Mentors.

Applications close on 12pm Monday 15 October. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will held from late October onwards.

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

Step 2
Complete the online application form by 12pm Monday 15 October. 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)

College of Arts and Social Sciences

T: +61 2 6125 6641


CASS Student Ambassador Role

Under the direction of the Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Ambassadors are expected to positively project arts programs at ANU to prospective students, parents and teachers.

Ambassadors must:

  • Attend a training day;
  • Work at the ANU Open Day on Saturday, 25 August;
  • Be willing to be profiled, photographed, and videoed for ANU promotional activities; 
  • Be a current CASS student (either undergraduate or postgraduate) or be studying a Flexible Double or Vertical Double with at least one CASS program; and
  • Have a good academic record and broad knowledge of their area of study.

Share your knowledge and experiences 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.

Provide support to the CASS Marketing & Communications team at exclusive College events such as:

  • ANU Open Day.
  • Canberra Careers Expo and other major expos.
  • Write reports on the outcomes of recruitment activities.
  • Alumni events.
  • Graduation receptions.
  • Student welcomes/tours.
  • Public lectures.
  • ANU advisory days.
  • School visits.
  • And more!

Applications for the CASS Student Ambassador role is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CASS Student Ambassador. Recruitment into the program occurs on an annual basis in February/March. Candidates will initially be assessed based on the quality of their online application (which includes some short response questions and submission of a resume). If successful in the first round (online application), applicants will be asked to attend an interview. The final decision on successful applicants will be made once the interviews have concluded. 

Applications are now closed.

Step 1
Step 2
Complete the online application form (closed). Ensure you upload your resume/CV before you hit submit.
Selection criteria
To be considered for the program, applicants must address the following selection criteria. The online application will ask you to respond to the following questions. Please use full sentences in your answers (Minimum 100 words per question).
  1. Why did you choose to study at ANU and what do you think sets ANU apart from other universities?
  2. What inspired you to choose your particular degree and how would you describe it to a potential student?
  3. What do you like most about your program? Provide an example of a memorable class/lecture/tutor/etc.?
  4. In addition to studying, what have been the best aspects of your time at ANU so far?


Contact officer:

Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

College of Arts and Social Sciences

T: +61 2 6125 4813


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Updated:  28 September 2018/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications