If you're an economics student and are first in your family to study at university, you can receive professional guidance and support through the First in My Family mentoring program.
The program is designed to provide support to find your direction and plan your career as you near the end of your course and prepare to leave the University.
Teaming up with our alumni will give you the opportunity to seek advice on what kinds of careers you can have with a degree in economics, as well as advice on skill development, CV’s, interview skills and what can be expected from working in the professional world.
You will also have the chance to meet other alumni, mentors and mentees to network and learn from each other through other School events.
The Program runs for five months, from August to December and you will receive one-to-one mentoring from our alumni.
During the program, you'll be required to:
To apply for this program, you'll be required to:
As part of your application, you will be asked about why you want to join the program as well as about your experiences both in and outside the of the University. You will also need to submit an up-to-date CV.
Applications for Semester 2 are now closed.
We will assess your application, and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview (online or in-person) in week commencing Monday 15 July. This interview will assess your goals for the program and help us match you with a mentor.
If successful, we will set you up with a suitable mentor based on your career goals, skill development needs and the mentor’s areas of expertise.
We will contact you by Monday 29 July with the outcome of your application.