Connect with a mentor!
The UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to discover potential careers through a mentoring relationship that facilitates greater self-awareness of skills, knowledge, experiences and attributes.
The UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program connects UNSW students from their second year of study with established industry professionals, providing students with a significant opportunity to focus on their career development.
During the mentoring program, students will receive guidance from mentors and gain knowledge of industries and sectors, career options, industry trends, workplace culture and dynamics.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience and learn from their mentor, as well as the opportunity to build personal and professional networks with mentors and fellow mentees.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 HAVE CLOSED
The program will run again in Term 2 2023.
Term 3 (September to November), 20 hours total commitment.
Applications open: Monday 22 August
Applications close: Sunday 18 September
Application results released: Friday 23 September
Pre-program online training dates (you will only be required to attend ONE session):
- Tuesday 27 September 12:30-2pm OR
- Wednesday 28 September 3.30-5pm
Mentoring Program and meetings take place: Monday 26 September to Friday 11 November
Benefits of the program
Explore multiple industries/sectors to help discover a career path that’s right for you
Build a relationship with an established industry professional who will provide support and guidance
Build confidence in developing personal and professional networks
Develop employability skills such as: communication, interpersonal skills, leadership and organisational skills
Take part in a program that offers the opportunity to engage 100% online or face to face
Become part of the Alumni Connect network
Gain AHEGS accreditation
Note: This program is not an internship, work experience or employment and does not meet the requirements for Industrial Training. Our aim is to assist you to develop an awareness of the career options and the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a chosen field.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to be a mentee?
We welcome and encourage applications from students from all faculties who:
- are undergraduate students from their second year of study and all postgraduate students
- are enrolled in courses during the program’s duration
- have an overall WAM of 50 or above and good standing at time of application.
What’s involved in becoming a mentee?
As a mentee, you will be required to undertake a number of mandatory activities including:
- attending online pre-program training
- meeting with your mentor for a total of 5 hours (online or in person)
- reflecting on your mentoring experience.
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