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Business Industry Mentoring Program

Connecting with an industry mentor during your course is a great way to explore your career options, build your employability skills and develop professional confidence.

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Applications are open and will close on Sunday, 3 March. Apply online.

The Business Industry Mentoring Program connects you with an industry mentor on a one-to-one basis for a series of career conversations. 

The program will run from May to November in 2024.

Join the program for the opportunity to:

  • hear about a range of career paths from someone with experience
  • reflect on your strengths and interests in relation to you career goals
  • gain personalised career advice
  • build your professional network
  • gain confidence in navigating professional environments.

There'll also be two networking events, where you’ll have the chance to practice your professional networking skills in a safe and supportive environment.

You might also be interested in the Lucy Mentoring Program, connecting female-identifying students with senior women in business and men who champion female leadership.

What’s involved

You’ll need to commit to:

  • six one-on-one meetings, lasting around an hour each, with your mentor during the program
  • one 90-minute training session before the launch of the program to learn how get the most out of your mentoring experience and set goals for the program
  • one 90-minute program launch networking event, where you will meet your mentor and negotiate your mentoring agreement
  • one mid-program journal for you to reflect on your evolution in the program
  • completing a program evaluation at the conclusion
  • one 90-minute graduation event to reflect on your achievements, celebrate, and network with your program peers.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are a current Business School student who is enrolled for the duration of the program.

  • If you're an undergraduate student, you need to have completed 48 credit points (be in at least your second year of study) at the time of applying.
  • If you're a postgraduate student, you may apply in your first year, however priority will be given to students who are in their final year of postgraduate study.

There are no minimum WAM requirements. 

How to apply

Apply online by Sunday, 3 March. The application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.


Application process

We'll review your application and eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre. This will assess your suitability for and commitment to the program.

Applications open Monday, 19 February.
Information sessions

Attend an information session on Monday, 26 or Tuesday, 27 February to learn more about the program and ask questions. 

Register online.

Applications close Sunday, 3 March 2024.

Applicants notified of assessment centre

If you qualify, our team will notify you in the last week of March and invite you to attend an assessment centre.

Assessment centre

Between 8 and 11 April (70-minute time commitment).

Applicants notified if offered a place

If you’re eligible for an offer after completing the assessment centre, our team will notify you between 15 and 19 April.
Mentee training sessions Final two weeks of April (exact dates TBC).
Program launch Wednesday, 8 May. More details TBC.

Our commitment to equity, accessibility and inclusivity

The Business School is committed to creating an equitable, accessible and inclusive environment where all students can thrive and belong. ​If you require an adjustment to take part in our events, please contact us at business.student-comms@sydney.edu.au.

Last updated: 19 February 2024

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