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Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Canberra has an active network of alumni volunteers who give back to the university by assisting with and organising events, mentoring, contributing to our magazine, and sharing their stories.

If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please get in touch.

2020 Alumni Mentoring Program

UC is seeking Alumni who are willing to mentor high achieving students in their final or penultimate year of study.

To get involved, you may apply here - it won't take more than ten minutes. We use this information to match you with a student relevant to your experience.

The Mentoring Program runs over 8 weeks from March. The total commitment time including orientation, meeting preparation and so on is about 13 hours (about 4-5 hours of that is actual mentoring with the student).

You do not need to be located in the ACT as it is acceptable to video call or phone your student rather than meeting in person. We can talk you through some options and support you if needed.

You will be provided with a plenty of guidance from the University before and during the program so that you are fully prepared, have some guidelines and know what is expected.

If you have any questions, please email alumni@canberra.edu.au

Careers UC deliver Mock Assessment Centres for final year students throughout the year and are always on the look out for volunteers to assist with evaluating and mentoring the students during the event. 

Historically we have found that having alumni employer representatives attend and participate has raised the bar for students. Careers UC provide all the administration such as interview questions, group activity and feedback sheets as well as catering for the event. Your participation would entail assisting in the feedback and interview processes with the students:

  • 2 minutes presentation;
  • participation in the group task;
  • participation in an interview.

The aim is to assist the students in building confidence and identify areas they may need to work on to go through a real assessment centre. 

Please get in touch if you would like to register your interest for the Mock Assessment Centres.

Are you interested in taking on a student as an intern?

In partnership with the Alumni Office, Careers UC can help you access the UC student talent pool for internships for junior staff or casuals. 

UC provides support and insurance coverage to help our students gain unpaid (and some paid) work experience on real projects in a real workplace. UC students from a range of disciplines working in your business as interns can provide fresh ideas and enthusiasm, and can also be a potential talent pool for your future workforce. 

Engage with Students

The University is committed to Work Integrated Learning (WIL). We host a range of internship programs for credit - we can match your opportunity with the right discipline or faculty, and promote to the student body. 

We are also committed to employability and creation of careers pathways for our students. If you are interested in employing a student, we can help you promote this directly to them. 

Internships

Internships for course credit:

  • are unpaid as the student gains course credit; students are covered by UC insurance
  • Range in hours from 75 to 150 hours
  • Areas of need for Alumni partners include:
    • Architecture
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Law
    • Human Resources
    • Graphic Design
    • Politics
    • Public Health
    • Nutrition
    • Information Technology 
    • Environmental Science and many more. 

Next Steps: Contact Careers UC

Erin Stacey or Poli Rogers 

Tel: +61 (0)2 6201 2063

wil@canberra.edu.au

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