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Mentoring

The University of Canberra values work-integrated-learning and the application of skills in real-life workplaces. We're looking for alumni who mentor students or provide work placements and internships in their fields.

For alumni, there are many benefits in participating:

  • Professional development through mentoring students and by having access to ongoing academic mentoring
  • Achieve business outcomes and outputs
  • Shape the way student learning is put into practice
  • Identify talent for future employment

If you or your organisation is interested in mentoring a student please contact us.  

We're currently looking for the following Alumni Volunteers:

  • Nurse Leaders to mentor first year nursing students
  • Organisations and supervisors within the Accounting and Finance disciplines. Students are required to undertake 75-95 hours of internship work.
  • Organisations and supervisors within the Nutrition and Dietetics disciplines. Masters students are required to undertake a 4 week professional placement in the final stages of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
  • The Faculty of Business, Government and Law is looking for major information systems project s for students to complete in their capstone IT project unit.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Design is looking for clients in the not-for-profit sector for students to develop innovative, strategic and practical responses to a variety of real-life projects and issues in their Public Relations capstone unit.

The Health Faculty are looking for nurses to help our nursing student mentoring group understand what it feels like to enter the world of nursing. You will be asked to spend a little time explaining your journey as a new graduate, and provide any sage advice.

Your input to a student mentor seminar evening will take around 5 minutes of you explaining where you are working, and your journey, as well as a meet and greet chat afterwards, approximately 45 minutes of your time. Following this session, if you were interested in coming on board in some other capacity with the student nurse mentor group this can be discussed after the session.

The group you would be talking to are the wonderful group of volunteer nursing students who are mentoring new students. They volunteer their time to support all the new nursing students each semester and provide them with a friendly face, a listening ear and a link to services and support at the University.

If you are a new graduate, or remember what it was like to be a new graduate, and can spare some time to support this initiative, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Fiona James on fiona.james@canberra.edu.au or on (02) 6206 8673 for further details.

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