Your application will be assessed, and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview (online). 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 with the outcome of your application.
Our mentors have been selected based on their life and work experience. They have also been selected on their motivation to share their journey with our students. Our mentors understand the difference that a mentoring relationship can have in positively influencing the future direction of our students, most having been mentored themselves during their career.
It’s important for you and your mentor to set expectations with each other as to what you both hope to gain through the process and what your mentor can offer in terms of time and advice. Below are some guidelines to what the relationship between mentor and mentee can bring.
You should be clear about what you hope to achieve e.g. seek career advice. Be open to new opportunities and have a willingness to learn from your mentor. Your mentor’s time and experience are valuable and that there may be occasions when they are not immediately available.
Your responsibilities include:
The role of the mentor is to inspire you to think about the range of work options available to them during and at the end of your degree. The mentor will share their knowledge and experience to equip their mentee to meet challenges they face in starting and developing their career.
Responsibilities include assisting you to:
The themes below are given to help inspire possible topics of conversation with your mentor. They are in no way the only things that you talk about. They can help you get the conversation started or help you both chart your mentoring journey.
Things you may want to reflect on:
Things to consider:
Things you may want to consider:
As part of the program, you need to keep a reflective journal, completed after each visit with your mentor. They aren’t assessed but they are integral to getting the best experience possible from the program. Your journal isn’t just a chance for you to note down key outtakes from your meeting, it also helps build important graduate qualities like critical thinking and thought analysis skills.
A reflective journal is very personal, so there is no right or wrong way to write your journal. It should be a very honest and personally developing activity. When you write your journal, you may interpret events or experiences differently to others or react differently than others do. That’s okay, it is a personal reflection.
Your entries should be around 600 words in length. The quality comes in what you write not how much.
There are 4 main criteria that a reflective journal entry should contain: