About the Faculty of Business and Economics Career Mentoring Program
The Career Mentoring Program in the Faculty of Business and Economics celebrated its 15th year in 2017 and has grown from small beginnings into one of the largest discipline-specific career mentoring programs in Australia. The program welcomes both local and global mentors as meetings can be held face-to-face, via Skype, emails or phone.
The program has successfully matched thousands of business students across various disciplines with business professionals from a diverse range of organisations and professional backgrounds. Our mentors share their valuable industry knowledge and experience with both undergraduate and graduate students studying in similar fields.
With an aspiration to enable individuals and organisations to be global leaders, we are proud to have a community of students and alumni from over 100 countries and are committed to fostering an open and transparent community with respect for all. The Faculty of Business and Economics, as part of The University of Melbourne, is a non-discriminatory learning community in which there is respect for our diverse backgrounds and interests.
Faculty of Business and Economics, Student Employability and Enrichment
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Mentoring Business Areas⇩ Participating students are linked with mentors based on their shared interests and area of specialty.
- Actuarial Science
- Banking and Financial Services
- Human Resources and Organisational Development
- General Management
- Supply Chain Management
Program Timeframes⇩ The program runs on a yearly cycle from April until October.
Timelines for 2018 will be updated soon, below is an indication of the program schedule.
Mid-December to late-March – Applications open to mentors
Mid-late March – Applications open to students
Our application process involves matching mentors and students with similar professional and personal interests, so spending some time on your applications will assist us make the best match for you.
Mid-April - Program Launch (1 - 2 hours)
The program officially starts in April when mentors and mentees are advised about their match and can commence initiating their first meeting. This occurs at The University of Melbourne, however we understand that mentors may not be able to attend the launch. The mentee will then contact their mentor to have their first meeting. Guidelines are provided to mentors and mentees.
April to October - Develop Your Mentoring Relationship
The mentoring program then runs throughout the University calendar until October, with mentors and mentees managing their meetings and communication themselves. The Faculty of Business and Economics provides guidance to mentees about how to best utilise the connection and will touch base with participants during the year. The meetings usually run for one hour.
Early August - Mid-Year Networking Event (1 - 2 hours)
An opportunity to meet other Mentors and Mentees participating in the Mentoring Program, exchange experiences and further develop professional networks.
October – Program Closing
Mentors and mentees are encouraged to schedule their final meeting, review what they have discussed and achieved together. Mentoring pairs may choose to maintain some form of contact following the official conclusion of the program.