News - June 4, 2018

7 reasons to become mentor for the AID

Luuk Zegers

The Annual Introduction Days (AID) are on the horizon, and registrations for BSc mentors are on a roll. However, the mentors for the MSc groups are not as numerous. AID board member Imke Reith gives you seven reasons to become a MSc mentor.

AID 2017. © Sven Menschel

1. A week of partying…
As AID mentor, you will join in for a week of fun activities, such as the cantus and the AID festival.

2. … with new friends…
During the AID, you will have an intensive and close week with your group, getting to know each other well through joint sports activities, food and parties.

3. … from all around the world.
Students from 75 countries around the world will join the AID. Most of these nationalities will be in MSc groups.

4. Don’t want to hang around freshmen?
You might still be doing your BSc, but not want to guide first-year students. And that’s okay – you can become a mentor for MSc groups even when you are a BSc student yourself.

5. Sleeping in is an option
The first-year student groups often start early during the AID. MSc groups are taking it a bit easier. That means: partying and sleeping in longer. Win-win!

6. More content
MSc students are often more serious about their studies, so the MSc programme of the AID contains a few more study-related activities.

7. Buddies for life
After the AID, you can opt to join the IxESN’s buddy programme – which will give you even more opportunities for activities with your group.

Convinced yet? Register as mentor at