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Alumni Mentoring Programs

Health Sciences Alumni Mentoring Program

The Health Sciences Mentoring Program connects final year domestic and international students with experienced alumni working in allied health within Australia and abroad. Alumni mentors can provide you with the knowledge, tools and support to prepare for the workforce.

The 2019 program will commence in August 2019, and conclude in June 2020, giving you the opportunity to transition from graduation into the start of your career.

Key dates for 2019

  • Student information session - Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Applications open - Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Applications close - Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Program launch event - Thursday 29 August 2019
  • Program concludes - June 2020

What's involved

To participate in the program you will need to:

  • commit your time to receive support from an experienced mentor to prepare for your transition from university to the health industry
  • attend the information session on 14 March 2019 at the Cumberland campus (recommended)
  • attend the program launch event on 29 August 2019 in order to meet, exchange details and establish your goals and strategies
  • meet face-to-face at least three times (dates and times to be agreed between you and your mentor) in person or via Skype/video chat. Email, phone calls and Skype are all acceptable methods of communication
  • complete an online mid-program evaluation, and an online post program evaluation.

Benefits of the program

Through the program, you will:

  • gain an insight into the profession and how it operates
  • receive feedback on your ideas and career plans - 'reality test' your assumptions
  • discover alternative pathways and career options
  • determine if an organisation, role or industry is the right fit for you
  • learn how to market your transferable skills and set goals and strategies for achieving them
  • receive encouragement and support
  • grow networks and future potential, and plan your progress towards bigger achievements
  • work through difficult situations
  • learn how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities, change management and leadership skills
  • translate theory into practice.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the program if you are:

  • a final year undergraduate or postgraduate domestic or international student studying in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • seeking employment in Australia or abroad.

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 program have now closed. Applications for 2020 will open in March 2020. A link to the application form will be available here when applications open.

Applications will be reviewed and matched to alumni by the program managers. When matching applications, they will take into account the area of interest/expertise, primary goal(s), industry preference/experience and any other common attributes shared between applicants and mentors.

For more information about the program, email the Alumni Engagement Team at alumni.healthsciences@sydney.edu.au

Last updated: 25 June 2019

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