This paper outlines the Trident Student Mentoring Program that runs in the College
of Engineering at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. The program offers both
embedded and stand-alone models of peer mentoring services to the same cohort of first-year
students. It shows that by forming strong links between these two types of peer mentoring
models, the inherent challenges of both, such as low attendance rates in stand-alone
models and short periods of peer to peer time in embedded models, are mitigated.