The UNSW Science Alum&Us Mentoring Program connects Science students with established alumni providing students with practical support, and a significant opportunity to focus on career development during the transition from study to work.You must be a final or penultimate year undergraduate or postgraduate to apply.
Evidence shows that students who participate in mentoring while at university are happier with their chosen majors, achieve better academic results and benefit from being introduced to new career and study paths. Similarly, mentors report high levels of satisfaction in assisting the next generation of scientists, problem solvers and critical minds. Mentors can also expand their communication skills and are able to recognise and value their own skill set and knowledge through transference to others (Julio J. Ramirez: The Intentional Mentor, Planning Institute Australia: Mentoring Handbook).
The program will be delivered via 5 face-to-face sessions over a 3 month period and appear on each successful participants’ AHEGS statement.
While we welcome all mentees and mentors, we strongly encourage applications from people from underrepresented groups including: women and students from Indigenous, LGBTQIA, low socio-economic, culturally and linguistically diverse, rural/regional and disability backgrounds. This focus is both in recognition of the unique challenges facing individuals from these backgrounds and the importance of having a mentoring cohort that represents the current diversity in Science and cultivates the promise of an increasingly diverse future.
Learn more about the Alum&Us Mentoring Program.