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Lucy Mentoring Program

The Lucy Program is a leadership program for female-identifying students studying in the Business School. Through the program, you will receive mentoring and education about the opportunities available for employment and leadership in the corporate and public sectors.


Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

The Lucy Mentoring Program is open to female-identifying students who wish to connect with senior women in business and men who champion female leadership.

It offers a series of career conversations on a one-to-one basis, allowing you to explore challenges, opportunities, and mentor journeys within a range of industries. This boutique program enables us to customise it based on your needs and mentor expertise.

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.

All mentors in the Lucy Program are professionals in senior roles within the corporate, public or not-for-profit sector. Generally, mentors are from finance, accounting, business or law and have volunteered to share their work and life expertise, skills and knowledge.

You might also be interested in the Business Industry Mentoring Program, which is open to all eligible Business School students. 


If you are a professional interested in becoming a mentor, you can find information and request an application form.

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.


You are eligible to apply if you are a current female-identifying Business School or Law 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.

Have a minimum passing WAM. 

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

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.
Applications close Sunday, 10 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

Last updated: 12 March 2024

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