Intern Mentoring Program

Vet Science Students

The Intern Mentoring Program has been developed to provide support and guidance for students undertaking their final year internship practical rotations.

The aim of the program is to empower students in their personal and professional development and to assist them as they negotiate the challenges of their final year of study.

The Induction Session, held in November each year at the University of Sydney, provides a valuable opportunity for face to face contact in addition to information and training for mentors and mentees.

How will the program help me as an Intern?

The benefits of having a Mentor are many and varied and may include:

  • Having a “sounding board” - someone with whom you can debrief and talk to about your studies and experiences;
  • Guidance and support in developing your professional knowledge and skills;
  • A professional role model;
  • Support in dealing with the personal challenges which arise in the course of your internship;
  • A close contact in the profession who may be able to connect you to broader professional and non-professional networks;
  • Information that may help you to make a career choice;
  • A potential mentor for the transition to practice and a potential employer.

For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What’s in it for me as a Mentor?

  • The opportunity to be a professional role model;
  • The personal satisfaction of helping others;
  • Contributing to the personal and professional development of a future veterinarian through passing on your knowledge and wisdom;
  • Free training in communication and coaching skills;
  • The opportunity to familiarise yourself with current undergraduate education;
  • The opportunity to get to know future graduates;
  • A certificate of recognition from the Faculty when you complete the program.

For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)