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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.

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.

As part of the program, you will meet with your mentor six times between May and October.

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

What's involved

You need to commit to six meetings with your mentor, including preparation before each meeting, and written reflection following each meeting. You’ll also need to commit to:

  • attend a briefing before the launch of the program to learn how to get the most out of your mentoring experience, understand your responsibilities and set goals for the program (16 May)
  • attend the launch of the program on 24 May, to meet your mentor and negotiate your mentoring agreement
  • attend a mid-session networking event with other mentors and students on 7 August
  • submit learning journals that reflect on your progress in the program (ongoing)
  • attend a debrief workshop in the final weeks of the program (24 October)
  • attend the graduation event on 1 November, where you will present on your experience.


You are eligible to apply if you are a female identifying student who has not previously participated in the program. You need to be either:

  • in your second (or later) year of study at the Business School
  • in your second last year of study at the Sydney Law School studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws.

Priority is given if you are an undergraduate applicant in your second last or final year of study. Unfilled places may be offered to postgraduate applicants.

To be eligible, you also need to:

  • commit to complete the Lucy Program between May and October
  • make a long-term commitment to contribute to the program by assisting future Lucy mentees, including sharing your experience of the program
  • possess effective communication skills
  • have achieved a credit average or above in your studies.

This is a competitive program for entry, designed to enhance awareness and create connections to professional networks for candidates who have had limited exposure to such opportunities by way of background to this point. Candidates will be prioritised accordingly.

How to apply

Applications close on 2 April 2023. 

What happens next

We will assess your application and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview and an assessment in April. We will assess your suitability and goals for the program. If successful, you will be matched with a suitable mentor based on your area of study and interest, and the mentor’s area of expertise.

You’ll need to attend the events and activities for the program and complete a reflective learning journal.

A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the program.

Last updated: 03 April 2023

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