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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.

2022 Alumni Mentoring Program

The Alumni-Student Mentoring Program provides students with encouragement and support in their future professional careers by pairing them with experienced alumni mentors.

The Semester One program has already kicked off for 2022, but we will be looking for Mentors for Semester Two later this year.

Semester One Key Dates include:

Applications Open 7 February 2022
Applications Close 20 February 2022
Notified of student match 17 March 2022
Online orientation event & start of mentoring 24 March 2022
Mentoring concludes TBC

The Mentoring Program runs over approximately 8 weeks. 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). The time and commitment you make to the mentoring is decided between you and your mentee.

Time Commitment of 13 hours total

You do not need to be located in the ACT as you are able to facilitate video calls 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 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.

Mentoring Guidelines

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

2022 PhD Plus Mentoring Program

We are always looking for mentors who can share their expertise and insights from their candidature and/or profession, combining instruction with effective support and advice. Mentors may suggest resources and tools, writing tips or provide advice on submission processes. They may share real-life experiences, along with insights to transitioning within or back to industry, among other career advice.

For more information about the program click here.

As a mentor you will play an important role in the future of PhD Candidates, providing invaluable advice and insights from your experience to foster growth. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, be exposed to new ideas and perspectives and grow your professional network. To register your interest in future semesters, please email alumni@canberra.edu.au.

Real World Input

Students are always keen to hear from industry about how the world of work 'works'. Careers UC organises a range of workshops, presentations and events throughout the year linking students to professionals. If you would like to showcase your organisation and opportunities, provide insight into the recruitment process or provide tips on how students can get an edge to enter the job market, please get in touch.

Internship Providers

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 (02) 6201 2063 or wil@canberra.edu.au

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