Bright Futures Mentoring Program

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For more details about the Bright Futures Student-Alumni Mentor program download the Bright Futures Student-Alumni Mentoring Program Handbook.

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The Bright Futures Student-Alumni Mentor program is be back! Now resumed for Session 1, 2021! The program is a collaborative project between Alumni and Giving and Careers & Employability. This exciting program is designed to match students with alumni in a related industry and provides a learning experience for students that connects the classroom to the ‘real world’.

Mentoring relationships are:

  • Professional in nature
  • Enhance connections between study and the world of work
  • Assist students with the transition from university to employment
  • Provide an opportunity for professional development, networking and idea exchange between experienced professionals and the next generation of leaders
  • Involve alumni (and industry) back in the life of the University in a meaningful way.
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"I enjoyed my mentoring experience and the opportunities it presented for a multitude of reasons; I was able to share my physiological and philosophical perspectives on osteopathic practice, as well as further consider all the facets which contribute to the honing of our skills. I wish I'd had the same opportunity while I was a student."

Alexander Hammond, Alumni Mentor, 2020

"I am grateful I had the opportunity to participate in the bright futures mentor program! I was paired with a super compatible mentor – we held common interests, we were able to discuss a range of career/skill related topics with ease and we generally provided each other with a load of motivation/value.

I feel reassured about graduating successfully and succeeding in my career. I was able to step inside my mentor's shoes and gain valuable insight into their proactive approach to the industry.

Are you looking for a leg-up in your personal development? I recommend this program, 100%!"

Joseph Kusabs, Student Mentee, 2020

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Key Dates

Monday 1 March Mentee applications open
Sunday 21 March Mentee applications close
Tuesday 23 March Mentors/Mentees advised of match
Wednesday 24 March – Wednesday 1 April Mentees contact Mentors to arrange first meeting (phone, Skype/Zoom or face-to-face)
Friday 2 July Bright Futures program concludes
Friday 9 July Program evaluation email – please complete by Sunday 8 August

Contact careers@scu.edu.au for more information.

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