Alumni Mentoring Program

The Alumni Mentoring Program is a joint initiative established between the Faculty of Health Sciences and its Alumni Association Executive Committee. It was designed to provide mutually beneficial opportunities for our alumni and students.

Over the past four years, the project has grown and evolved into a highly acclaimed program with a number of repeat mentors. The program is an opportunity to provide career advice and guidance on transition to the workforce for both our domestic and international students.


What's involved?

Applications will be reviewed and matched by the program managers, taking into account areas of study, interests, experience and goals.

Applicants must be able to commit to three one-to-one meetings, at a venue to be decided by the mentoring pair.

International Program

  • offered to international final year undergraduate and postgraduate students returning home to either Singapore, Hong Kong or Canada
  • program runs between February and August
  • attend an information session, to learn how to get the most out of your mentoring experience
  • participate in an online introduction

Applications open 20 September 2017

Domestic Program

  • offered to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • program runs between April and September
  • attend an information session to learn how to get the most out of your mentoring experience
  • attend the launch of the program in April, to meet your mentor or mentee and negotiate your desired outcomes

Applications open 19 October 2017

For further information please contact the Alumni Engagement Team on


Be a mentor

The objective of the program is to provide students with guidance around seeking employment, understanding career opportunities and encourage them to think creatively about career paths.

Eligibility
To participate as a mentor, it is recommended:

  • you are a graduate from the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • you are currently employed
  • you are willing to share your time and skills to assist graduates transition from university to industry.


The mentoring relationship
Students will develop a one-on-one partnership with a mentor. The program focuses on career and work mentoring with the mentor acting as an advisor.

Mentors will use their experience to guide you through discussion about your career interests and career path, interview skills, resume, networking and workplace dynamics. These discussions will be structured around goals set by the mentoring pair. Consideration might also be given to the practical application of skills in the workplace beyond the traditional job landscapes.


The role of a mentor
The mentor will provide advice and guidance through:

  • sharing stories of their career journey
  • assisting the mentee in the development of a professional resume
  • provide advice regarding the opportunities that are available in the workplace that will facilitate the career development of the mentee, and
  • if possible, provide students with an opportunity to shadow them in their place of work.


Mentor commitment

  • Attend an online introduction and goal setting workshop (international program only)
  • Attend the briefing session in February 2018 (domestic program only)
  • Attend the program launch event in April 2018 (domestic program only)
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee a minimum of three times (dates and times to be agreed between mentor and mentee)
  • Email, phone calls, Skype are all acceptable methods of communicating with mentee
  • Complete an online mid-program evaluation, and an online post program evaluation in September 2018


Key Dates for 2018:

  • 20 September 2017: International applications open
  • 1 November 2017: Domestic applications open
  • 12 April 2018: Domestic program launch


Alumni mentor resources


Be a mentee

The objective of the program is to provide students with guidance around seeking employment, understanding career opportunities and encouragement to think creatively about career paths.


Eligibility
To participate as a mentee, it is recommended:

  • You are a final year undergraduate or postgraduate student of the Faculty of Health Sciences.


The mentoring relationship
Students will develop a one-on-one partnership with a mentor. The program focuses on career and work mentoring with the mentor acting as an advisor. Mentors will use their experience to guide you through discussions about your career interests and career path, interview skills, CV, networking and workplace dynamics. These discussions will be structured around goals set by the mentoring pair. Consideration might also be given to the practical application of skills in the workplace beyond the traditional job landscape.


Mentee commitment

  • Attend the student information session in October 2017
  • Attend the program launch event in April (domestic program only)
  • Meet one-to-one with mentor a minimum of three times (dates and times to be agreed between mentor and mentee)
  • Email, phone calls, Skype are all acceptable methods of communicating with mentee
  • Complete an online mid-program evaluation, and an online post program evaluation in September 2018


Intended mentee learning outcomes

  • Broaden their knowledge about health careers and encourage them to think creatively about career paths
  • Increase students understanding of industry/field related to the mentee's area of career interest
  • Enhance students awareness of employer expectations
  • Increase mentee's confidence in communicating effectively and networking with professionals across a variety of disciplines and in unique workplace settings
  • Enhance mentee's interpersonal skills through developing and maintaining a professional relationship
  • Assistance with resumes and interview skills


Key dates for 2018

  • 20 September 2017: International applications open
  • 19 October 2017: Domestic applications open
  • 12 April 2018: Domestic program launch


Mentee resources