“The power of this mentorship program is great, I will hold the lessons learned with me throughout my whole career and life. I’d love to return as mentor in the future” WIC mentoring program mentee, 2019.
Woolyungah Indigenous Centre launched its very own Alumni Mentoring program this year. The program aimed to provide a mentoring experience that was sensitive to the cultural needs of Indigenous students whilst navigating success in the workplace. The pilot exceeded expectations with a total of 32 student and alumni participants engage in the program. Our Indigenous students and their mentors undertook an orientation session with Career Central’s Miki Neale, which gave them an introduction to the mentoring process and allowed them to meet face-to-face.
The student-led initiative ran over 8 weeks, seeing partners working together on a career action plan. These plans varied from improving social media presence to industry networking and provided mentees with invaluable opportunities to explore their chosen fields in a culturally safe way.
The success of the program culminated in a dinner held at Deli and Dine on Market, where each mentee personally thanked their mentor with a gift and short speech. Woolyungah would like to thank the participants and facilitators for their commitment to our students’ success.