Mentoring at UOW
Mentoring is the sharing of skills, knowledge and life experience to assist another to reach their full potential.
In the context of Higher Education and Industry, “mentoring provides an opportunity for the sharing and development of work related skills and experience, the development of personal, academic and work related goals, and career development” (Smith et al, 2009, p.43).
A successful mentoring partnership is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves both parties meeting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress and set goals for further development. A mentor does not need to know, or provide all the answers; instead the mentor encourages the mentee to use their available resources to identify solutions.
As a graduate of the University you have the opportunity to participate in two mentoring programs run by the University.