Career Mentoring Program

Mentor a student. Transform a life.

The UNSW Business School Career Mentoring Program pairs the School's most ambitious business students with accomplished alumni for a ten week mentorship. The program requires a minimum of six hours in-person face time with one mentee over the course of ten weeks. Meetings are arranged by the mentor and mentee with no formal check-ins with UNSW Business School to allow the mentorship to develop organically.

Mentors must be based in Sydney, or travel very regularly to Sydney, and have at least five years of professional business experience. Mentees are domestic or international students either in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate Business School degree or enrolled in a postgraduate Business School degree (excluding those that require professional experience).

Mentors provide advice and guidance about career opportunities and navigating the work world post-university. The mentorship will help improve the mentee’s networking skills and boost confidence, as well as clarify career goals and aspirations.


Applications will open in April 2019

2019 Program Dates

  • Launch event: 18 September 2019 | 6-8:00pm
  • Mentoring period: 18 September 2019 – 20 November 2019
  • Close event: 20 November 2019 | 6-7:30pm

Mentee Testimonials

"This experience has changed the way I perceive work and life in many ways. I'm more positive about my career and I think that this will help me in decision making in the future. My life and professional skills will continue to develop but I feel I now have a starting point and some direction in how to actively work on these skills. Now I have the tools and motivation to search for what career suits me best."

Sonia, BCom student

"Before the program, I was hesitant to speak to those in higher positions as I felt quite intimidated. However, my mentor taught me to gauge body language and expression, to gain the confidence to excel and to believe in myself before approaching others."

Shona, BCom student

"This experience has opened me up to many new things and has taught me how to plan efficiently for my future. I’ve also learnt to always be open about career choices. I have a better idea of what to expect in the workplace and how to deal with different situations."

Cassandra, BCom student


For more information about the program contact Jennifer Alvars, Alumni & Engagement Coordinator, Business at +61 2 9385 4022 or


CPA Australia partners with UNSW Business School to deliver the Career Mentoring Program.

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