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.
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
Career Mentor Program Coordinator
phone: +61 3 6226 1568