Mentoring program

UOW Mentoring Program

When UOW students stand on the threshold of their career, having someone in their corner to help them find their way can change everything. You could be that someone for a UOW student.

About the program


The Alumni Metoring program matches UOW alumni as mentors with current UOW students who are seeking career advice and are eager to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges of working in specific industries.

 

What's involved

  • The 2022 UOW Mentoring Program is a total of five (5) weeks 06 September – October 15 – please note there is a one (1) week break September 27- October 01
  • We match your expertise with a current UOW student interested in your field
  • You and your mentee agree on the amount of engagement time, with a minimum of 4 hours over the duration of the program
  • Then you follow that agreement together - learning, networking and engaging with each other
  • Both mentors and mentees will have to agree and adhere to the UOW Code of Conduct

 

Training

The UOW Mentoring Program will provide training for both mentor and mentee. We will outline expectations, key dates and available resources. We will also host a mid-point session for mentees, in which alumni mentors are welcome to attend.

 

What's in it for you?

Mentoring can benefit mentors as much as the mentees. Such benefits include:

  • Satisfying the natural human desire to share knowledge and experience.
  • Achieve satisfaction: For some mentors, having a mentee succeed and eventually become a friend and colleague, is one of their greatest joys.
  • Develop your professional network: By making contacts for your mentees, you strengthen your own contacts and make new ones.
  • Extend your contribution: The results of good mentoring have an ongoing and lasting effect, as mentees are often inspired and want to give back.

Note: Mentors and mentees will be matched based on responses to the criteria in the application form. It is possible that not all applicants will be matched as matching will be determined by students’ needs. We do encourage alumni from our different campuses to participate.  Meetings with students are welcome to be conducted via phone or video or email.

 

Key dates for Spring 2022

15-26 August

Alumni applications open

Early September

Email notification to applicants

Wednesday, 13 September

Orientation Virtual

Monday, 19 September

Mentoring Program officially commences - submit Mentoring Agreement online.

19 September - 24 September

Work on Career Action Plan or Graduate Job Application with mentee.
Provide feedback on the chosen task and discuss progress of the mentoring experience.

26 September - 30 September

Break - Student recess  - Mid-point survey due this week

03 October - 21 October

Work on Career Action Plan or Graduate Job Application with mentee.
Provide feedback on the chosen task and discuss progress of the mentoring experience.

18 October

LinkedIn Workshop (Virtual)– How to enhance your digital profile

26 October

Wrap-up virtual event

14 November

Students Career Action Plan and reflective journal due. Deadline to complete feedback survey.

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UOW Mentoring Program

When UOW students stand on the threshold of their career, having someone in their corner to help them find their way can change everything. You could be that someone for a UOW student.

Frequently asked questions

What is the time commitment for the UOW Mentoring program?
UOW Mentoring requires 4-5 hours of contact time with your mentee over a five-week period.
There is an 45-minute virtual orientation session in which you will have the opportunity to meet other mentors and mentees.

Will my personal information be shared with my mentee?
When you apply to participate in the UOW Mentoring program you will be required to provide a brief introduction for your mentee. This introduction, along with your name, degree/s you have completed at UOW, current business details and a contact email address will be provided to your mentor. It is your choice if you decide to share more information about yourself throughout your mentoring partnership.

What will I be told about my mentee?
You will be told your mentees name and the degree they are enrolled in at UOW.

Am I required to participate in the orientation?
Yes, all mentors are required to participate in the orientation session, which will cover responsibilities and expectations for both mentors and mentees. The mentees will also attend the orientation. On this day you will also be provided with a participant manual which provides more specific information about the program.

I am a UOW student, where can I apply to have a mentor?
You can sign up on the Careers Central website.