The Faculty of Arts is excited to be launching its first alumni mentoring program which will be offered to all current Bachelor of Arts students during semester two of 2017.
The Arts Peer Mentoring Program connects current Bachelor of Arts students with alumni who can provide guidance and support on a range of topics from career planning, making the most of University life and preparing students for the real world.
Students will benefit from interacting and engaging with alumni and our alumni mentors will benefit from the exchange of experiences and will be exposed to new perspectives.
What does a career in a particular field actually look like?
Having a mentor will help you look to the future as you plan for life after graduating. You may have questions such as:
- Should I undertake further study?
- What type of jobs/roles should I be applying for?
- Should I travel or volunteer?
- How are my skills transferable?
- What are people looking for in industry when recruiting staff?
During this exciting time being mentored provides you with insights into the professional world and helps you to expand your knowledge of career options and plan for life after study.
As a mentee you will gain insights into your future career and your chosen industry. Understand how your studies and skills gained at University will transfer to the workplace and develop your professional network and build your personal and professional confidence.
Mentees will be matched with mentors based on study area and career or area of expertise following a rigorous application process.
Register now for the Arts Peer Mentoring Program by completing our registration form. All students must attend a Mentoring at Melbourne Student Workshop to be considered for this program.
What students say about the Arts Peer Mentoring Program
- My mentor was easy to talk to and get in touch with
- My mentors facilitated lots of interaction between us and chose a cafe as our first meeting spot
- My mentor and I both shared our experiences at uni, and this really helped me to feel better as I had a peer to relate to
- It is a very good program to make new friends, understand the local culture better and helping our path in uni