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Career Mentor Program

The Career Mentor Program matches UTAS 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.

Career Mentor Program

Participants in the program can choose to engage in 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

Student Information


Alumni Mentors - Apply now

Alumni Information


Career Mentor Program Overview

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


2015 Event Dates

  • Mentor Briefing Sessions

    An informal meeting of mentors, particularly recommended for new mentors in the program. An opportunity to hear about experiences of past mentors and ask questions.

    Hobart
    Tuesday 17 March
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Law Seminar Room 131

    Launceston
    Thursday 19 March
    5:00pm-6:00pm
    Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

  • Student Information Sessions

    A compulsory session for all on-campus students who have either registered or intend to register for the program. Hear from a past student mentee about the benefits of the program, plus tips and advice on making the most of your time with a mentor.

    Hobart
    Tuesday 10 March
    11:00am – 12:00 noon
    Geography Lecture Room 500

    Wednesday 11 March
    10:00am – 11:00am
    Social Science Room 213

    Friday 13 March
    11:00am – 12:00 noon
    Law Seminar Room 131

    Tuesday 17 March
    12noon – 1:00pm
    Commerce Room 223

    Thursday 19 March
    11:00am – 12:00 noon
    Humanities Seminar Room 548

    Launceston
    Thursday 12 March
    11:00am – 12:00 noon
    Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

    Thursday 12 March
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

    Tuesday 24 March
    11:00am – 12:00noon
    Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

    Tuesday 24 March
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

Need more information?

Dr Julie Preston

Career Mentor Program Coordinator

career.mentorprogram@utas.edu.au

phone: +61 3 6226 1568