We have identified some subjects to be followed up by mentors and mentees.
Explore and plan career options
- Discuss the range of career options and pathways in chosen discipline.
- Visit the mentor's workplace or discussion of different work environments in the industry.
- Discuss the transition from university to work.
- Discuss a list of future personal and professional goals.
Develop professional networks
- Discuss skills needed to build relationships and network.
- Attend a professional association meeting.
- Compile a list of contacts the mentee could meet with in your field.
- Arrange for mentee to meet a recent graduate to gain their perspective on entering the profession.
- Meet with other individuals from the mentor's organistion or a broader network of professional colleagues.
- Arrange an activity with another professional or organisational member.
Learn and practice the skills needed to access employment
- Critique the mentee's resume, cover letters and selection criteria.
- Give mentee a mock job interview and provide constructive feedback.
- Discuss what employers look for in graduate job applicants.
- Shadowing the mentor at work.
- Observing workplace or professional meeting.
- Participating in work activities.
- Develop a reading list and discuss a few articles at a time, emphasising their practical application and relevance.
- Discuss various management and leadership styles - what works and what does not.
- Discuss problems emerging in professional or academic contexts and share views on their most effective resolution.