Current Students

Career Mentor Program

The Career Mentor Program matches University of Tasmania students with alumni on the basis of shared interests, degree background or industry.

For students, it's a valuable way to gain useful career advice, through building an informal and supportive relationship with an experienced UTAS graduate.

For mentors, there is personal satisfaction in making a difference to the career development of a student, and giving back to your university.

Participants in the program can choose to engage various ways:

  • 1:1 pairs
  • small group (2 - 4 mentees)
  • face to face meeting (for Tasmanian-based mentors)
  • distance (Skype/email contact)

Students are matched with a mentor and make contact on a regular basis, either face to face or by Skype or email.

All participants are provided with a program manual which included suggested topics for discussion, self-reflective exercises, and a mentor agreement (PDF 89 KB).

Student mentees and alumni mentors are expected to participate in an induction session at the beginning of the program, and a debriefing session at the conclusion of the program.

Student mentees - Apply now
Alumni mentors - Apply now

2015 Mentoring Program Schedule

Mentor Briefing Sessions - March
Student Information Sessions - March
Formal Program Launch - April, May
Mid-program Networking Events - July, August
End of Program Celebration - November

For more information

Julie Preston
Career Mentor Program Coordinator
phone: +61 3 6226 1568