Mentoring program 'matches' ASB students with alumni to support career transition

Monday, 8 April 2013  Features

The ASB Career Mentoring Program enters its third year in 2013, launching at a networking event on April 4. This year the program pairs 50 ASB alumni with a current student completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Over a period of three months, alumni mentors will work with their mentee to support their career development and help prepare students for the transition from university to the workplace.

Mentors drawn from the ASB Alumni community come from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. Students use the time with their mentor to cement their career goals or, in many cases, explore career options and opportunities previously unconsidered.

Launching the program, Professor Greg Whitwell, Deputy Dean, Programs and Students said the mentoring initiative is important in providing students with practical 'experiential' learning outcomes outside the classroom environment. He said that that many alumni on the program serve as a mentor for the third time in 2013, and many are still in touch with their student mentees from previous years, attesting to the program's ability to forge long-lasting professional relationships.

Rosemary Sinclair, Director, External Relations at the Australian School of Business thanked alumni for their continued commitment to the School and also acknowledged the work done by the ASB Student Society BSoc who assist with the program's coordination.

The 2013 ASB Career Mentoring Program runs until the end of June 2013. If you are an alumnus interested in getting involved in future student mentoring opportunities, please contact the ASB Alumni Relations Team at asbalumni@business.unsw.edu.au

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