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.'
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.
Early in 2019, the Career Mentor Scheme was put on hold to help us focus on transforming it, trialling the concept of using digital platforms to facilitate the scheme. 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 and we are excited to announce that we have now entered the implementation phase of the digital platform.
QUT's mentoring community has expressed its strong desire for the program to continue during the transition and implementation of the digital platform. The 2020 program is now open for registrations and if you are interested in mentoring a QUT student, we invite you to complete the registration form below.