Deakin's Career Mentoring Program is an on online resource designed to facilitate contact between Alumni members (mentors) and current students and staff (mentees), to help students and staff in their career development or workforce transition.
The main role of a mentor or career information interviewer is to:
- provide to help expand mentee awareness and understanding of job roles, career paths and the job market in your industry
- provide career development advice in relation to making the transition from university study to the workforce or from one employment field to another
- provide information on industry trends
- support and encourage professional development; and
- provide information about professional networks
There are two forms of mentoring available:
Career information interviewing (shorter form) or
Career Mentoring (longer form ie: over a few months)
What is in it for you?
There are many advantages in being a mentor including:
- Helping mentees to enhance their career development and prospects
- Gaining an insight into the latest education trends, graduate skills and their expectations of employers
- Having a chance to further develop your communication and leadership skills and industry knowledge
- Obtaining a new perspective on your professional and personal experience and
- It is a great addition to your resume and
- Providing opportunities to re-engage with the Deakin Alumni Community
Want to register to become a mentor?
New Alumni members
To register for the Career Mentoring Program you first need to become an Alumni member. To register as an Alumni member and sign up as a mentor please register your details.
Existing Alumni members
If you already are an Alumni member and wish to register to be a mentor then update your details online.