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For a summary of EVE University's rules and code of conduct, see EVE University Rules.
|This Eve University program has recently gone through some changes. Changes to the program are highlighted in teal.|
What is the Mentor Program?
The purpose of EVE University’s Mentor Program is to help budding capsuleers to accelerate their understanding of New Eden space to a point where EVE becomes a lifestyle play choice.
- Gain a deeper understanding of 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 capsuleers through EVE mail exchanges, Mumble discussions, Discord chats, and/or in-game exercises where appropriate.
Mentors are chosen by their applicants, or 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.
- A mentor's experience in a subject is also weighted, to ensure that you can get an expert in a particular field of interest.
- Availability of Mentors relative to the number of applicants.
- The language you and an available mentor have in common for ease of communication and translation of concepts.
- A weighted average of all of the above based on your personal preference of how important certain parts of your match is (Skillset, Playtimes, Language).
Once started, mentorships last for a period of three months, with the option of extending your mentorship by mutual agreement of both the Mentor and their mentee. For returning players, mentorships last for a period of one month, unless likewise extended by mutual agreement of both the Mentor and their mentee.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We recently switched to a new algorithm, that is going through final testing and adjustments. Due to this, we will be manually reviewing results provided by the algorithm, and as a result there may be small delays in your application while we work out the bugs. We also have the ability to fall back on the previous algorithm in the event of any serious issues. Thank you for your understanding!
How do I request a Mentor?
IMPORTANT: Use your character name when requesting a mentor - not your username! We cannot communicate with you if you use your username (nor can we confirm with you if asked, as doing so is a breach of the EULA as your Username should be completely confidential).
If you think you fit in with the guidelines above, please review the Mentors List, then fill in this web form. The Mentor Program staff will review your application and put you in touch with a suitable and available Mentor.
- Note: Having trouble narrowing down a choice? Use our handy Mentor Finder! It uses the same algorithm as our internal one!
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 demand fluctuates, and that may mean that you may wait 1-2 weeks for a good match. In the meantime, please get involved with one of the Uni community groups, fleets, events so don't lose heart!
Please note that if you are approved, you will have one week to reply to your ingame acceptance mail; you will need to reapply if no response from you is received.
What are the restrictions?
The mentor program is restricted to EVE University members in good standing and you must be a full and participating member of the UNI when you apply for a Mentor. Please note that if you drop from the UNI later during your mentorship, although you may continue to interact with your mentor while you are out of corp (if you mutually decide to do so), the official mentorship will end.
However, if you drop from the UNI during your mentorship for wartime purposes (ie. to avoid a war), you may continue your mentorship with your mentor while you are out of corp, and any war-related out-of-corp mentorship will be maintained until the end of the war. If you do not return to the Uni within 7 days, the official mentorship will end.
While we would love to give everyone a mentor there are only so many mentors to go around. Formal mentorships are, therefore, not usually intended for players already well-experienced with the game (e.g. more than 4 months active playtime) or experienced players wishing to specialize in a particular area of the game. However, if you are an older player who is returning to the game, we will accept you on a one-month basis to help you get back up to speed. Any extensions are up to mutual agreement with your mentor and overall availability of mentors to demand.
Whether you are a new player or a returning one, it is suggested that you also join a community that suits your particular interests, as it will help you learn alongside the lessons you can learn. For those who do apply to have a Mentor, All applications will be reviewed to ensure efficient assignment of mentors so please do be thorough in your application. This will ensure the right mentor is assigned to you.
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 three mentorship relationships, though we can adjust this maximum depending on your ability and availability
- Availability: able to devote a few hours per week on mentoring others
- Current UNI membership - exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis for former UNI members, 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.
- Discord: You must be active on Discord, as we use it for communication between Mentors and Mentor Officers, program updates, and communication with mentees (if needed).
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 a dedicated Mentor Forum and Discord channel to discuss technique, game play styles and game mechanics with fellow mentors.
- The opportunity to interact closely with and learn from other experienced EVE players.
- A chance to use your role as mentor to count towards graduate title
- 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!
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 Mentor Officers and we'll do the best we can to help.
Mentor Program Management
- Main article: Mentor Department
|The Mentor Manager administers the mentor program, pairs up new members with more experienced mentors to assist them, and recruits new mentors to the program.|
Senior Mentor Officers
|Our Senior Mentor Officers assists the Mentor Manager with pairing up new members with more experienced mentors to assist them, in addition to recruiting and on-boarding new Mentors to the program.|
|Our Mentor Officers assists the Mentor Manager and Senior Mentor Officer with pairing up new members with more experienced mentors to assist them.|