Information for Students
In the Career Ready Mentoring program, you will be matched with industry professionals in your area of interest, who will share their experience and expertise with you. You can expect to strengthen and build your network and gain uniquely qualified insight into your areas of professional interest. We're confident that through your participation in this program, you will:
- Expand your professional network
- Develop your skills, expertise and industry knowledge
- Gain unique insight into business management at the highest levels
The benefits of having a mentor
Mentors challenge, motivate, inspire and empower you, and contribute to your professional and personal development.
Being mentored is a great way to:
- Better understand your skills, motivations and career preferences
- Identify and develop your career strategy
- Learn about different professions and industries
- Increase your networking circle
- Develop your communication, presentation and networking skills
- Improve your CV and your interviewing technique
The structure and matching process
When matching mentors and mentees, we look at areas of study, professional experience, and interest areas of both individuals and try to match accordingly.
The aim of this program is to offer guidance and support on a range of topics from career planning, making the most of University life and preparing you for the real world.
- Program runs for 16 weeks and you can engage in a mentoring partnership at any time
- Students connect with an alumni or industry mentor
- The frequency and length of meetings are negotiable between mentee and mentor
- 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
The Career Ready Mentoring MBA Program is open to all current MBA students upon successful completion of the Mentee Membership profile.
The Mentees Role
The success of a mentoring partnership is dependent on a Mentee's commitment to engage with their Mentor.
Students who wish to participate as a Mentee need to commit to:
- Being available for the duration of the 16 week program
- Taking responsibility for the mentoring relationship which includes initiating contact and managing the mentoring meetings
- Consider topics of discussion and questions before each meeting
- Be punctual to meetings
- Communicate regularly and promptly with Mentor (based on mutual agreement)
- Honour commitments
- Keep shared information confidential
- A relationship built on mutual trust, respect and professionalism
Career Ready Mentoring Preparation Workshops
Sign up for one of the workshops being held in August and September
These mentoring preparation workshops will provide you with an overview of the program, provide details of the matching and registration process and include tips for making the most of your mentoring partnerships. This will also be a chance to ask questions and meet other students interested in mentoring. To attend a workshop, book via CareerHub.