A gratifying experience
Stephen O'Brien, John Holland Group
'I get a lot out of the scheme. It has never been a one-way street. It's a chance to relive vicariously the fun and discovery of my own university years and share the youthful enthusiasm of some bright young person.'
The Career Mentor Scheme is back in a limited capacity in Semester 2, 2019.
For over two decades, our Career Mentor Scheme has given QUT students opportunities to build networks and relationships, and obtain important real-world experience. It's also been a way for our alumni and the wider professional community to give back to QUT.
Earlier this year, the Career Mentor Scheme was put on hold as we focused on transforming it to utilise digital platforms. The trial explored online mentoring software, allowing students to connect with a mentor at any time, from any location, through a variety of mentoring models. The results demonstrated great benefits for both students and industry mentors.
Our mentoring community has expressed a strong desire that the mentor program be continued during this time of redevelopment. Based on this feedback, and in order to continue to gather information to inform the digital transformation of the scheme, we'll be running a transitional mentor scheme with a focus group beginning in the latter half of 2019.
We're now seeking mentors interested in participating. If you're interested but can't participate this year, register your interest to receive updates about the Career Mentor Scheme. To access the registration form, you'll need to either create an account, or sign in to your existing QUT account.
The team is looking forward to providing more information about the transformation of the scheme. The Career Mentor Scheme 2020 will be truly participant-centred and relevant for the real world. We are really excited about this project and are grateful for your continued involvement.
For more information about how you can help, contact our Career Mentor Scheme team.