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 - Find Out More

Alumni mentors - Find Out More

Mentoring Program Overview

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


2015 Event Details

Mentor Briefing Sessions - March
Student Information Sessions - March

Formal Program Launch

A formal welcome for all 2015 participants, including drinks and light refreshments. An opportunity to meet others in the program and share goals and ideas for the mentoring process ahead.

Cradle Coast
Tuesday 28 April
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Reino's Cafe, Cattley St, Burnie

Hobart
Tuesday 5 May
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Alan Bray Room, University Club, Sandy Bay Campus

Launceston
Wednesday 29 April
5:00pm – 6:30pm
The Grove, Newnham Campus


July Networking Events

Informal networking sessions for mentors and mentees with guest speaker(s). Engage with other participants and find out about their experiences in the program so far.

Cradle Coast
Wednesday 15 July
5:00pm – 6:30pm
A115, Cradle Coast Campus

Hobart
Tuesday 14 July
5:00pm – 6:30pm
TSBE Function Centre, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Launceston
Thursday 16 July
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Flex space, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus


September Networking Events

Part of Welcome Home Week

Mentoring activities and informal networking for current and former mentors and mentees. Engage with other participants and find out about their experiences in the program so far.

Cradle Coast
Tuesday 1 September
5:00pm – 7:00pm
D203, Cradle Coast Campus

Hobart
Thursday 3 September
5:00pm – 7:00pm
TSBE Function Centre, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Launceston
Wednesday 2 September
5:00pm – 7:00pm
C227, Newnham Campus



End of Program Celebrations 

Cradle Coast, Hobart and Launceston events in November 2015
Dates and Venues to be confirmed

For more information

Dr Julie Preston
Career Mentor Program Coordinator
career.mentorprogram@utas.edu.au
phone: +61 3 6226 1568