The Lucy Program is a leadership program for female students studying in the Business School or Sydney Law School. Through the program, you will receive mentoring and education about the opportunities available for employment and leadership in the corporate and public sectors.
The Lucy Program is supported by the Women Chiefs of Enterprise. All mentors in the program are professionals in senior roles within the corporate, public or not-for-profit sector. Generally, mentors are from finance, accounting, business or law and have volunteered to share their work and life expertise, skills and knowledge.
As part of the program, you will spend at least 35 hours in your mentor’s workplace. This can be either in a block or in stages over a few weeks between May and September.
Information on the program and what’s involved is outlined in the Lucy participant manual (pdf, 392KB).
If you are a professional interested in becoming a mentor, you can find information and request an application form.
You are eligible to apply if you are a female student who has not previously participated in the program. You need to be either:
Priority is given if you are an undergraduate applicant in your second last or final year of study. Unfilled places may be offered to postgraduate applicants.
To be eligible, you also need to:
Priority is given to students who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, disadvantage(s) that may affect entry into networks leading to employment in the corporate sector. In this situation, you may be asked to provide supporting evidence.
Applications for the LUCY mentoring program for 2017 have now closed.
If successful, you will be matched with a suitable mentor based on your area of study and interest, and the mentor’s area of expertise.
You’ll need to attend the launch event for the program and complete a reflective learning journal.
A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the program.