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USQ Career Mentoring
USQ Careers & Employment are currently seeking registrations from experienced industry professionals to join the Career Mentoring program as mentors. The Career Mentoring program provides an excellent opportunity for experienced individuals to contribute to the professional development of a USQ student. Mentoring can be extremely rewarding for mentors, as they impart their knowledge and experience to assist the mentee in developing their practical, professional and employability skills. Through the Career Mentoring program, students may develop their self-confidence and their professional communication, initiative, organisation, networking and leadership skills. Mentors are also able to help their mentee explore their career prospects within their chosen discipline.
Benefits for mentors
Through your participation in the Career Mentoring program as a mentor, you will have the opportunity to:
- Contribute to the professional development of a USQ student
- Improve the generic employability skills of a USQ student (communication, teamwork, initiative etc)
- Contribute to the development of industry by sharing knowledge and experience with a future professional
- Meet prospective employees
- Expand your professional network
The USQ Career Mentoring program runs from May to October, in accordance with the academic calendar. We appreciate that mentors are busy professionals so the program is flexible.. The level of commitment is negotiable and dependent on the needs of the mentee however it is advisable that mentors and mentees connect for at least one hour (or equivalent), twice a month to maintain a consistent and beneficial relationship. Career Mentoring can take place via distance with contact being made via phone, email, online chat or videoconference.
How do I become a mentor ?
If you are interested in becoming a mentor please visit our mentor a student webpage. There are some answers to frequently asked questions to assist you with this process and to provide you with further information about the program.
If you have any other questions, please contact Career Mentoring Program Coordinator.