"The platform is super easy to use. I've met with three mentees so far and I've been impressed by their questions and genuine interest in my career experiences. I really like this format of mentoring vs. the traditional mentoring program as it's more fluid and as a mentor you have the ability to meet more students throughout the year to have a bigger impact. I've already recommended that my friends and colleagues sign up!"
Melanie Alforque, Melbourne, Australia
"Met the mentee as planned and discussed topics that she suggested. I hope she got something out of the experience. Reflecting on my personal experience against what transpired, I think there is value in someone like an objective mentor without ties to the mentee for such a discussion. I wish I had the same experience as a younger undergraduate to get a better understanding of potential career opportunities--at least I hope that is what my mentee left thinking too!"
Glen Fisher, Melbourne, Australia
"This program is great. I am happy to be a part of it."
Weili Chen, Shanghai, China
"Was refreshing to meet a medical student interested in my current career pathway, and able to provide some tips into entering the training program. Would be happy to do this again"
York Leong,Melbourne, Australia
"Michelle is very keen to learn from the knowledge and work experience of her mentor. Throughout the meeting, she was attentive and asked several intelligent questions. As I have worked in a number of local and foreign organisations, it was a delightful experience for me to be able to share my career journey with her. "
Janet Suk May Leong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"First time I’ve done something like this. Really impressed with ease and flexibility of system. Very pleased to offer something back to the old school."
Andrew Newman, Melbourne, Australia
"I joined Ask Alumni as I thought it would be a good opportunity to help others on their journey as they prepare for life outside of the University. The conversations were a mixture of over the phone and also in person and we explored topics such as resume preparation as well as exploring current teaching and learning methods at the University. I would recommend anyone interested in being a mentor to sign up. "