Bright Futures Mentoring Program
Interested in a Bright Employment Future?
The Bright Futures Student-Alumni Mentor program will be back in 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.
"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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.