Mentor a Student. Transform a Life.
The UNSW Business School Career Mentoring Program pairs the School's most ambitious business students with accomplished alumni and industry partners for a fifteen-week mentorship.
Eligibility Criteria for Mentors
- Mentors must be UNSW Business School and/or AGSM graduates, or
- UNSW Business School industry partners
- Mentors must have at least five years of professional business experience
The Commitment for Mentors
- Mentors are required to spend a minimum of five hours with one mentee over the course of fifteen weeks from 5 July to 15 October 2021
During this unique time for our community, UNSW is committed to providing safe opportunities for alumni and industry partners to connect, mentor and learn.
The program continues to offer the flexibility of conducting your mentoring sessions in-person and online by video (such as Microsoft Teams, Skype or Zoom), or by phone, email and instant messaging such as WhatsApp.
Meetings are arranged by the mentor and mentee with no formal check-ins from UNSW Business School, to allow the mentorship to develop organically.
The mentoring program is a formal university extracurricular activity that is included on students’ Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement. Therefore, it is important you commit to the minimum number of five hours to ensure your student meets the requirements for their Graduation Statement.
Mentors provide advice and guidance about career opportunities and navigating the work world post-university. The mentorship will help improve the mentee’s networking and professional skills and boost confidence, as well as clarify career goals and aspirations.
You can find out more about eligibility and commitment in our Alumni Mentor Guide 2021.
Applications close on 16 May 2021
About the Student Mentees
Mentees are domestic or international students either in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate Business School degree or enrolled in a postgraduate Business School degree (excluding those that require professional experience). Students attend training sessions prior to the start of the mentoring program in the areas of professional behaviour, business etiquette and networking. They are coached on how to conduct a mentoring relationship, but they will often need their mentor’s help to drive the discussion and set the agenda for their mentoring sessions. For some students, this program is their very first experience in the business world.