Masters Mentorship Network 2020

Masters Mentorship Information

Every year, thousands of students apply for Coursework Masters programmes around South Africa. These programmes are well known for their in-depth applications, intensive selection interviews, and limited spaces.

Cognition & Co wanted to create a network of individuals that could help motivate and guide potential masters students applying for the classes of 2021; it was in creating this goal that we created the Masters Mentorship Networks.

The goal is to pair these potential masters students with a mentor that has already completed their masters and whom is working in the field of psychology in South Africa. Mentors will play a motivational and supportive role to their mentee for the duration of the application, selection, and interview processes. Depending on the outcome of their mentees interviews, the mentor should also be available to support students that don’t make it into a masters class.

Mentor Applications:

Opening Date: 1st February 2020
Application Form: Mentor Application
Closing Date: 5th April 2020 – EXTENDED

Mentors are required to be registered with the HPCSA and should have completed (or be completing) their Masters degree in any of the 5 HPCSA recognized categories. Click the application link above for more information regarding the mentorship role.

Mentee Applications:

Opening date: 1st March 2020
Application form: Mentee Application – NOW CLOSED.
Closing Date: 30th March 2020NOW CLOSED .

Mentees should be Psychology Honours graduates (or completing their final year of Honours). Mentees would need to be applying for Masters at South African universities in 2020, for the programmes starting in 2021. Click the application link above for more information regarding the mentee role.

Mentee spaces are limited to the number of Mentors available;
If you are a potential mentee applicant, please consider sharing the Call for Mentors posts, as this could help us collected more mentors.

Finally, there will not be a Peer Support Network in 2020. This platform was poorly supported last year and students did not feel that it was beneficial.

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