Information for Students
It can be daunting to think past your final year of undergraduate study and what you might be doing next. What does a career in a particular field actually look like in reality? Should you undertake further study? Being mentored provides you with insights into the professional world and helps you to expand your knowledge of career options and plan for life after study.
Apply for a Mentor
Please note the program will have only one intake in 2019 during Semester 1. Mentee applications for 2019 will open in early January 2019.
If you would like to discuss the program in greater detail or have any questions about the application process, contact:
Access Connections Program
+61 3 8344 2593
The benefits of having a mentor⇩ Mentors challenge, motivate, inspire and empower you to pursue your goals.
- Find out about alternative career paths and options post-study
- Learn from a professional about how to successfully adjust to the working world
- Develop your career plan and align your goals to your values
- Gain confidence and a career direction
- Increase your confidence in networking and your professional communication skills
- Improve your chances of securing a job or graduate admission by developing a professional CV and practicing your interviewing technique
- Be more informed about graduate study and career options
The success of a mentoring partnership is dependent on a mentee's commitment to engage with their mentor.
The structure and matching process⇩ This program is facilitated by University staff who will support you and your mentor throughout the program.
The Access Connections Mentoring Program is a career mentoring program. The aim of this program is to expand your knowledge of and connection with the professional world.
- Successful students are matched with an alumni mentor
- Program runs for 8 months (over 2 semesters)
- Meet 3 - 4 times over the course of the program
- The frequency and length of meetings are negotiable with your mentor
- Participants will be invited to a launch event at the start of April to meet their matched mentors
- Participants sign off on a mentoring agreement which outlines your proposed meeting schedule and mentoring goals
- Participants will have the opportunity to meet other mentors and mentees through networking events
When matching you with a mentor we will take into consideration:
- Your personal preferences - recorded via the application form
- Whether your preferences match with registered mentors
- Your motivations for participating in the program
- Your level of commitment to the program
- Your current year level - students in their final year are given first preference
- Whether you have already participated in the program
Eligibility Criteria⇩ To be eligible for the Access Connections Mentoring Program:
- Have been granted entry to the University via the Access Melbourne Entry Scheme
- Are completing the second year or above of their undergraduate degree
- Undergraduate students who are currently seeking asylum in Australia
- Are enrolled in any of our undergraduate degrees and associated majors
- Have applied for the program and been selected by the program coordinator (this is not a compulsory program, nor are students guaranteed a mentor)
- Have demonstrated their commitment to the program by attending a compulsory preparation workshop refer to below for session details