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What is the Mentor Program?
The purpose of the EVE University Mentor Program is to help new players in EVE to understand the game better and more rapidly, by teaming them with more experienced players who can provide practical advice and coaching. EVE University Mentors help their assigned novices to:
- Better understand the basic concepts of EVE
- Find the right resources, from both E-UNI and other places, where appropriate
- Learn how to have more fun in playing EVE
Mentors are volunteers, who want to give back to EVE University by helping new players get off to a good start in EVE. They are experienced players who have been selected based on their qualifications and ability. Mentors assist their assigned charges through EVE mail exchanges, online chats, Mumble discussions, or in-game exercises where appropriate.
Mentors are assigned procedurally to applicants based on:
- Compatible times of play, to make it easier to connect in the game
- Similar areas of interest and experience in the game for the mentee and Mentor, respectively
- Availability of Mentors relative to the number of applicants
Once begun, mentorships last for a period of three months, unless extended by mutual agreement of both the Mentor and their mentee.
What the Mentor Program is not
Whilst ideally we would like to be able to give everyone a mentor who wanted one, due to limited mentor availability this is unfortunately not feasible.
Formal mentorships are, therefore, not usually intended for players already well-experienced with the game (eg. more than 4 months active playtime) or experienced players wishing to specialise in a particular area of the game. If you feel you fit in this category, it is suggested that you join a campus that suits your particular interest and/or find someone who can mentor you on an informal basis.
How do I request a Mentor?
The mentor program is restricted EVE University members in good standing and you must be a full member of the UNI when you apply for a Mentor. Please note that if you drop from the UNI later for wartime or other purposes, you may continue to interact with your mentor while you are out of corp (if you mutually decide to do so) but the official mentorship will end.
If you meet this criteria and think you fit in with the guidelines above, please follow this link and fill out the web form. The Mentor Program staff will review your application and put you in touch with a suitable Mentor.
Ultimately all decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, so if you feel like you could benefit from having a mentor, don't be afraid to apply!
Please be aware that current high demand means that you may wait 1-2 weeks for a good match. In the meantime, please get involved with one of the Uni campus groups and don't lose heart!
If you have any questions about the program or any issues with a current mentorship, please send an EVE mail to the Mentor Manager or one of the Assistant Managers and we'll do the best we can to help.
- Mentor Manager: Troven Smalvard
- Assistant Mentor Manager: Martin Vanzyl
I want to help! How do I become a Mentor?
First, check these qualifications for becoming a Mentor:
- E-UNI Graduate title, or E-UNI Sophomore title with comparable demonstrated prior experience in EVE and in the UNI.
- Willingness to help - a genuine desire to coach and assist new players in EVE University - you may be assigned to up to four mentorship relationships, though we can adjust this maximum depending on your ability
- Availability: able to devote a few hours per week on mentoring others
- Current UNI membership - rare exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis for some former UNIs, but will require more detailed review of your background
- An understanding of the essential mechanics and fundamentals of EVE - you don't have to be an absolute expert, but we do expect Mentors to know about the basics of skill training, ship fitting, missioning, trading, mining, hauling, exploration, fleet operations, accessing UNI resources, and complying with UNI policies, as well as how to use essential EVE tools such as EveMon and Pyfa.
To apply to be a Mentor, please follow this link and fill out the web form. You should receive a response within a week.
Why would I want to be a Mentor?
Becoming an official UNI Mentor includes several benefits and advantages, including:
- Receiving the official UNI "Mentor" title
- Access to the UNI education staff chat room in-game
- Access to the UNI Mentor discussion forum
- The opportunity to interact closely with and learn from other experienced EVE players
- The satisfaction from helping new EVE players to overcome the game's steep learning curve
- The opportunity to give back something highly valued and appreciated by the EVE University community
- Most importantly, working with other EVE players who are eager to learn from your experience is FUN!