Students get career boost through mentor program

November 15 / 171

Participants of the Access Connections Mentor Program recently celebrated the conclusion of the third intake.


Students shared stories of how the program brought to life the reality of working in a profession and how the experience has shaped their choices around academic life and future careers. 

The Mentor relationship assists students who started their University journey on an Access Scholarship to navigate their career decision-making process and transition to professional life by connecting them with mentors from the University's large alumni body. 

For the majority of these students it is the first time they have had a professional mentor, met an alumnus, and connected with someone from their industry in a professional setting. 

Arts Student Crystal Holt said the program was a fantastic opportunity, especially considering she had never been in contact with a professional like her mentor. 

“She helped me decide on my true passions and how to make them into a career. She was also a great help with academic issues and decisions. The program was great for someone like me with no professional connections whatsoever.”

The program launched in 2014 and now has over 60 mentors paired with students. 

More mentors are needed for 2016. If you are an alumni of the University of Melbourne or if you know of someone who is that would make a great mentor, please contact:

Louise Kellerman, Alumni Careers Coordinator

Phone: 03 8344 9700


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