Career Mentor Link matches professionals with students, providing an opportunity for students to benefit from the industry knowledge and career experience of their mentors.
This one-on-one mentoring program is run in conjunction with faculties and aims to:
Students (mentees) are encouraged to seek advice and information about their career direction and employment goals while mentors share their industry skills and insights and take an active interest in the career development of the student.
Find out about the benefits, your responsibilities including expected time commitments and how to apply.
Career Mentor Link and Women in Engineering bring professionals and students together for approximately 6 months.
The mentoring relationship will focus on identifying your career goals and developing your job-seeking skills. They are not work experience or paid employment programs.
By participating in either program you are likely to:
What makes a good mentee?
At a minimum, mentors and mentees are expected to:
The Career Mentor Link and Women in Engineering programs run from April to October each year. The 2017 programs will be launched at a breakfast on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
Expected time commitment
Both programs runs from April to October each year. The amount of time involved is not onerous and usually involves monthly contact - either face-to-face contact and/or email and phone contact
Career Mentor Link is available to any student (undergraduate or postgraduate) currently enrolled at UWA who has completed at least one year of undergraduate study. Ideally you should be enrolled for the full 2017 academic year.
Women in Engineering is available to any female student enrolled in the bachelor of Engineering (pre 2012 course) or the Master of Professional Engineering.
Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering is a joint initiative between the UWA Careers Centre and the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. It is open to female students currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (pre-2012 course) or the Master of Professional Engineering.
Mentors in the Women in Engineering program are female.
The UWA Women in Engineering program runs within the same format as Career Mentor Link so all the information on this website is relevant
Expressions of interest have now closed. Some student's expressions of interest are pending as we add more mentors to the system however a majority of students who have expressed interest have been approved for 2017.
I relished the opportunity to offer my experience, especially since I didn't have anything like this to guide me more clearly into my profession.