This innovative leadership program is for female students with long term career aspirations using their Law Degree.
The ‘Lucy’ Mentoring Program inspires, motivates and educates women about the opportunities available for career direction and leadership. This is achieved by establishing relationships between individual students and mentors who have achieved in their professional career. Mentors are drawn from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors.
“I was matched with one of the most intelligent, funny and inspiring females I've ever met. Lucy not only gave me the opportunity to gain experience in legal practice but to also know that as a woman you can still bring your own unique personality to the legal profession, and be very good at what you do.” (2012 Bachelor of Laws student Adair Moar)
You will benefit by:
- Increasing the likelihood of gaining meaningful employment and achieving to your highest potential
- Gaining an insight into organisation cultures at a senior levels
- Realise the diversity of opportunities available within the corporate sector and public domain and the personal advantages of achieving job satisfaction
- Feeling inspired to actively engage in decision-making about your future career
- Provide an opportunity for women to work with and have access to a network of business and professional senior managers
Before you think about applying, have you met the eligibility criteria? Are you an undergraduate, female, studying in the School of Law (at fourth or subsequent year of study) with:
- Australian citizenship or permanent residency
- Potential to communicate to the corporate sector
- Commitment to complete the ‘Lucy’ Program
- Long-term commitment to contribute to the Program by assisting future mentees and sharing your experiences
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Effective communication skills
- A Credit average or above
Priority will be given to those students providing evidence of having experienced, or are currently experiencing, one or more disadvantages that may affect your entry into networks leading to employment in the corporate sector.
You must be able to commit a minimum of 35 hours in the mentor’s workplace. This may be in a block or in stages over a period of weeks. In addition, you must be available to attend the launch function and presentation ceremony to mark the beginning and end of the Program.
|Applications open/Faculty Information Session||16 May 2013|
|Applications close||31 May 2013|
|Interviews||Between 3-14 June 2013|
|LUCY LAUNCH - Session 1||1 August 2013|
|MID-TERM DEBRIEF||19 September 2013|
|LUCY PRESENTATIONS||31 October 2013|
The mentors, who are all in senior roles, are drawn from both the local and metropolitan region and come from the private and public sectors. They have volunteered to share their work and life expertise, skills and knowledge with a student.
Every effort is made to match mentor and student based on mentor’s area of expertise and student’s area of study/interest. Because of this, not all applications are successful.
Open the link to the 2013 Application Form here
Note: please read the Lucy Participant Manual (pdf) before applying so you have more idea of the time commitment involved.
To view information about LUCY programs from previous years, please see the media reports below.