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.
All mentors in the Lucy 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 need to commit to 35 hours of work-based activity with your mentor during the program period. You’ll also need to commit to:
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:
This is a competitive program and 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 will be asked to provide supporting evidence.
Applications for 2019 Lucy Mentoring Program have now closed. Applications for 2020 program will open in Semester 1 2020. A link to the application form will be available here when applications open.
We will assess your application and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview in April. This interview will assess your suitability and goals for the program. 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.
A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the program.