Current Students

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.

cmp participants

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 181 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.

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2014 Schedule of Events

Mentor Briefing

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 11 March
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Law Seminar Room 1 – 131

Launceston
Wednesday 26 March
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

 

 

Student Information Session

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 the mentoring.

Cradle Coast
Thursday 20 March
12:00noon – 1:00pm
D202

Cradle Coast
Thursday 20 March
1:00pm – 2:00pm
D202

Hobart
Wednesday 12 March
11:00am – 12:00 noon
Law Seminar Room 1 – 131

Hobart
Wednesday 12 March
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Geography Lecture Room 229

Hobart
Thursday 13 March
11:00am – 12:00 noon
Law Seminar Room 1 – 131

Hobart
Thursday 13 March
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Geography Seminar Room 227 

Launceston
Tuesday 18 March
11:00am – 12:00 noon
Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

Launceston
Tuesday 18 March
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

Launceston
Wednesday 19 March
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

Launceston
Wednesday 19 March
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Tamar Room, Ferrall Centre

 

Launch

A formal welcome for all 2014 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
Monday 12 May
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Rieno's, Cattley Street, Burnie

Hobart
Wednesday 7 May
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Alan Bray Room, University Club

Launceston
Tuesday 29 April
5:00pm – 6:30pm
The Walk, Ground Floor, TUU Building

 

Mid-year networking

An Informal networking session for mentors and mentees. Engage with other participants and find out about their experiences in the program so far.

Cradle Coast
Thursday 31 July
Date and venue to be confirmed

Hobart
Tuesday 29 July
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Date and venue to be confirmed

Launceston
Tuesday 22 July
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue to be confirmed

 

End of year celebration

A presentation of certificates to mentors, including drinks,light refreshments and a formal thank you to participants from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Cradle Coast
Thursday 23 October
venue to be confirmed

Hobart
Thursday 6 November
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Alan Bray Room, University Club

Launceston
Thursday 30 October
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Degrees Restaurant

 

Need more information?

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