Information for Mentees

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Do you have a question about your next career move? Are you looking to change industries? Would you like to broaden your professional networks? Have you recently returned to the workforce from parental leave? Or have you recently relocated and need help adapting to the local culture and community? 

There are a wealth of reasons why mentoring is a useful step for developing your career. With Alumni Connect, we can help put you in touch with seasoned professionals from around the world anywhere, any time.

Examples of Alumni Connect conversations:

Give/receive quick tips on the go
A young business professional is invited to speak at an event but he has little public speaking experience. He finds an alumni mentor, who described themselves as ‘a regular conference presenter’. The young professional sends the mentor a one-off ‘flash connection’ via the Alumni Connect digital platform to ask for their best tips for public speaking. The mentor shares personal experiences and anecdotes over a 30-minute phone call, as well as sharing links to articles / resources they have found useful in developing their own skills.  

Create ongoing relationships
A senior leader in Hong Kong’s solar industry connects with a mentee working in her field of expertise who is also based in Hong Kong. The two agree to meet up for 45 minutes once a month to develop the mentee’s skills and swap stories of their time studying in Australia at UNSW. The mentoring relationship is ongoing and covers all manner of professional advice and challenges faced by the mentee.

Establish a structured timeline
A newly-graduated UNSW alum in Australia is looking to break into a competitive arts industry, and seeks mentoring from a well-known artist living in the United States who established her career in Australia. The two agree to hold one-hour Skype sessions every fortnight, for the period of six months during which the mentor will help the new graduate and mentee navigate the early stages of professional life.

Getting Started 

  1. Sign up - Create a new account with the option to sign-in using your LinkedIn account. You will receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.
  2. Complete your profile to review potential mentors.
  3. Get connected!
  4. Remember you can be a mentor and a mentee, seeking and giving advice at the same time. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a mentor with Alumni Connect.
  5. Keep it flexible and realistic – it’s your choice whether you would like the mentoring connection to be a one-off conversation, or an ongoing relationship. 

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