"I can absolutely recommend this fantastic mentor program! Many students (myself included) experience life-after-uni-induced anxiety. Uni is a safe, supportive environment to learn but post-uni life is a huge unknown. I feel this initiative provides a much-needed connection between students and alumni, who are now practicing professionals, in an accessible, open forum."
Patrick, Bachelor of Music
"I reached out to Andre looking for experience and mentoring in digital marketing strategies. My expectations were absolutely exceeded. What an amazing experience. I met with Andre and we instantly clicked. Our morals and life perspectives were heavily aligned, and our shared sense of work ethic was invigorating."
Richard, Graduate Diploma in Psychology
"Accomplished professionals in the Ask Alumni network can provide exactly what I need as a graduate student facing graduation soon. This experience has been very informing and helpful in me planning what direction I am headed next after graduating from the University of Melbourne."
Jingheng, Master of Engineering
"Through his experience George was able to offer invaluable advice that helped me feel more confident about the job search process - it was nice to hear things from a different perspective. Although George was the first mentor I contacted he definitely will not be the last - this process has made me feel more at ease about entering the workforce and the prospect of future employers offering mentoring."
Anna, Doctor of Dental Surgery
"I was inspired by my mentor's profile and what she has achieved since graduating from the JD. She was very reassuring and gave me practical tips regarding work-life balance and volunteering ideas. We also spent time discussing the anxiety that comes with law school. She reminded me that it’s about running your own race and provided me with solid advice about how to manage that sort of stress."
Alaryss, Juris Doctor
"The experience was the highlight of my day. I never expected to find a mentor with similar interests. I would definitely recommend the Ask Alumni program to other students. There is much to learn from the mentors and their rich experiences."
Edward, Bachelor of Commerce
"Meeting with my mentors has helped me to have a feel of what working in the construction industry in Australia is like. I learned about the good, bad and the ugly side. I learned about the day to day activities. More importantly, I have learned what employers want and how to design my CV to reflect that. I am also encouraged knowing I have senior professionals to turn to as I continue to make career decisions."
Chris, Master of Engineering
"During my conversation with my mentor, I came to realize that there is no one “right” way to develop your career, an illusion that has been haunting me for a very long time. It has been great, not just for getting career specific advice and support, but for meeting inspiring individuals who can truly make a difference in your life."
Yuqi, Master of Engineering
"The conversation I had with my mentor instilled a sense of confidence in me that my struggling was not unusual and that I was able to have such a successful conversation with a professional in my field and come across as articulate and professional myself."
Katherine, Graduate Certificate in Arts
"From our meeting, I have found a lot of direction as we talked about my potential future career path, and what industry I may be interested to look into. My whole idea of what life after Uni was broadened. I’ve been inspired to study harder as I now have the motivation of knowing the amazing career opportunities that are out there in the future."
Julia, Bachelor of Commerce
"I sought out a mentor via Ask Alumni because I wanted some insight towards a career in Organisational Psychology and approached Katherine as she undertook a pathway that I am interested in. She offered me her wealth of knowledge such as career and resume advice and gave me a greater understanding of the various fields of psychology. It was truly inspiring and reassuring to hear her story."
Hen, Bachelor of Science
"The smart matching system of Ask Alumni helped me a lot. It wasn’t difficult to find the right person to ask the question. My mentor had a similar background to me and works in the industry that I am looking forward to. I am grateful for the conversation we had. It is not easy to have such first-hand information from someone who is currently working in the industry."
Yilu, Master of Information Technology
"With Ask Alumni, suddenly I was connected to an INSANE network of UoM alumni, where I received some great matches."
Christophe, Exchange Postgraduate
"I would definitely recommend the mentor program to other students because it allows you to understand exactly what you want to work in or do, and lets you connect to experienced and knowledgeable people with relevant skills in your field."