Lunch with Young Alumni

For those students looking for a more casual mentoring experience, our Faculty offers Lunch with Alumni, an innovative mentoring program that matches 2-3 students with one alum for a one-off lunch, held remotely via video call.

Please come back later for information about 2022 Lunch with Young Alumni .

Lunch with Alumni

Overview

The Faculty of ABP and the Built Industry Group student association would like to invite all ABP graduate students and 2nd/3rd-year undergraduate students to join Lunch with Young Alumni and receive all the benefits of being mentored by an industry professional - all during the course of one lunch break!

“Honestly enjoyed being able to communicate with a mentor who could give me insight and perspective of work beyond University - I would love to see this happen again in the near future!”

Lunch with Young Alumni mentee

As a mentee, you would be grouped with up to two other students who aspire to and are working towards your line of work, meeting your mentor remotely via Zoom during your lunch break. This is your opportunity to ask any of your career-related questions in a casual and accessible setting that doesn't require a significant time investment (but do make sure to join the meeting prepared with questions!)

“ABP provided a unique initiative to give students a bridge into industry. It was wonderful to see students actively engage in the initiative and derive value from the interaction. One hour of your time goes a long way with future leaders.”

Elinor Moshe, Lunch with Young Alumni mentor

When/how/where?

On any given date between Tuesday August 24 and Friday August 27, during lunchtime (11.30 am-2 pm), for at least one hour - you select your available days during the application process. Once you have lodged your application and have been allocated your mentor, they will send you the Zoom meeting invite.

We very much invite our interstate and overseas students to participate in this initiative as well - please keep in mind that meetings will be held at lunchtime AEST (UTC+10:00).

Applications will open on Monday August 2 and close on Sunday August 8 - we will notify students via various channels (ASO email, student association notices, fortnightly student newsletters). We will announce matches in the week following the close of applications.

What questions could you ask?

Do ensure you are prepared for the meeting. Students will commonly ask about their mentor's personal career experiences (i.e. How did you get your job? What made you interested in your current work?), personal development advice (i.e. How can I network? How can I best prepare for life after graduating?) and general industry information (i.e. What’s it like to work in a big/medium/small firm? What tasks do you do day-to-day?)

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