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Industry mentoring program

Share your experience with future leaders

The Business School Industry Mentoring Program connects industry and alumni with current Business School students through a series of one-on-one meetings.

Expressions of interest for the 2023 Industry Mentoring Program have now closed.
Expressions of interest for next year’s program will open in March of 2024.

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within our Business School alumni and industry community. The Industry Mentoring Program is an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise, contributing to the development of our students who are tomorrow's business leaders.

We are seeking Business School alumni and industry friends 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 the following:

  • a mentor training session in early May
  • the launch of the program in mid-May
  • the mid-program catch-up in August
  • the program graduation in October
  • six one-on-one in person, or virtual, meetings

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
"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

Christine Brooks

External Engagement 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."