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Alumni mentoring program

Share your experience with future leaders
The Business Alumni Mentoring Program connects Business School alumni with students through a series of monthly one-on-one meetings.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alumni Mentor. We have had an unprecedented response to our request for mentors and have now closed the Expression of Interest process. If you are interested in other opportunities to support Business School students please contact us at business.engage@sydney.edu.au.

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within our Business School alumni community. The Business Alumni Mentoring Program is an opportunity for alumni to share their knowledge and expertise, contributing to the development of our students who are aspiring business leaders.

We are seeking Business School alumni with at least five years professional experience to mentor Business School students in a one to one setting, virtual or face to face, for a minimum of six meetings.

What's involved?

Meetings are face-to-face where geographically possible and virtual for students based out of Sydney.

The program runs from May to October. Applicants must be able to commit to six meetings with their mentee.

To get the most out of the experience, we ask mentors to:

  • attend a mentor training session prior to the launch of the program
  • attend the launch of the program in May
  • attend the graduation event in November

Successful mentor applicants will be matched with a current University of Business School student, taking into account areas of study, interests, experience and goals.

Sarah Scopacasa (MHRM&IR '13)

Sarah Scopacasa
Human Resources Business Partner, The Adecco Group
"It was a real honour watching my mentee learn and grow throughout the program. It is humbling to see such talented people coming out of our universities today. It also allowed me to further build on my own coaching and mentoring skills in an environment outside of my everyday role."

Greg Thong (BEc '88)

Greg Thong
Head of Corporate Coverage, Australia & New Zealand, Société Générale Sydney Branch
"This is an amazing program, providing the opportunity to share and exchange knowledge and experiences between both mentor and mentee. It is personally enriching and insightful on the future needs for society and industry with the context of current academic studies. I am happy to be a part of this excellent program."

Contact us

Emily Knoblanche

Relationship Manager

Fiona O'Sullivan

Director, External Engagement and International

Karen Calayag (EMBA '06)

Karen Calayag
Director, Practice Systems
"The mentoring program is a wonderful opportunity for students to have a glimpse of the real world, explore actual work contexts, and receive practical guidance from professionals in their areas of interest. I find it's a great way to collaborate with fellow alumni, gain fresh insights from current students, and give back to the Business School."

Charlie Marriott (MMgt '15)

Charlie Marriott
Product Manager at Atlassian
"Mentoring is an incredibly rewarding relationship for all involved. I have really enjoyed being a part of the Business School's well crafted and engaging program. It has been a fantastic way to stay involved with the University and help support students as they explore where they'd like to take their studies."