Pair up with ABP alumni to learn about their experiences, develop professional skills and better understand where you could take your career.
Please note that applications for the ABP Industry Mentoring Program 2020 have now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in the week of Monday April 6.
By being part of this program you will get the chance to ask questions and learn skills from an industry professional. If you have not worked before, you could use this opportunity to have professional interactions, learn about workplaces and start to understand the professional landscape ahead of you. If you have some work experience in a café, shop or business you could use this experience to broaden your knowledge about a career path or build on your professional skills.
This program will allow you to build:
- Communication, networking and professional skills
- Confidence in professional interactions
- Knowledge of your field of interest or degree studied by asking questions about your career direction and different opportunities available to you
- Professional networks through your mentor
Note: This mentorship is to facilitate a professional relationship and is not designed to find you direct employment.
- 2 March Email with link to application form sent out to ABP students
Applications open on March 2 and close at 11.59pm on March 22. For any questions, please contact Annie Howard.
- 23 March to 27 March Workshops
Please select one of the mentee workshops to attend. It is a compulsory part of the ABP Industry Mentoring Program to attend one workshop in person or online.
- 30 March to 5 April Selection process
Selection process to match mentors and mentees takes place.
- 6 April to 10 April Confirmation
You will receive an email confirmation regarding whether or not your application has been successfully matched with an ABP alumni mentor.
- 22 April Welcome event
You will be invited to an opening event where you get the chance to meet your mentor for the first time.
- 23 April Contact your mentor
Remember to email your mentor to make a time for your first official meeting and please complete the 1st survey here
- May to October Meetings
Stay in touch with your mentor and plan to have at least 3 meetings over the course of the program or more often if time permits.
- 10 June One month follow up email
Please complete the 2nd survey once you have had the first meeting with your mentor.
- 10 September Final follow up email
This is the 3rd and final survey to evaluate the program and an invitation to register for the closing celebration event.
- 1 October Closing celebration
You will be invited to a closing celebration on campus with all mentors and mentees.
- Ongoing Stay in touch
If you wish to continue your relationship with your mentor, you are more than welcome to. Why not build on the relationship and see who else you could be connected to through your mentor? Or attend networking events with your mentor? We are facilitating this initial connection, but it will be your responsibility to build on this.
- 22 October Program close
2020 Mentoring Program officially closes for the year.