My Smith Family
Jessica* didn't have anyone else to turn to for assistance and really appreciated her mentor's support
Our students lack professional contacts working in their field of interest. Career mentoring is a specialised role where a student is matched with a Career Mentor already working in their field. The Career Mentor can share firsthand knowledge about the industry and how to gain work experience and, in some cases, can even connect students with a wider network of professional contacts.
For university graduate Karen, her supportive career mentor Kate has been a wonderful resource, confidante and friend.
"Kate [my mentor] was the first lawyer I'd ever met. Through her I've learned exactly what type of lawyer I want to be." Karen, Learning for Life student
If you feel your skills and career background are aligned with one of the students listed below, all you need to do is fill in the form and click 'submit' to apply.
Pairs meet a minimum of twice a semester and maintain regular contact via email or phone contact during the year. Pairs might also be invited to attend career transition activities and events hosted by The Smith Family.
To become a Career Mentor you will need to:
Please complete the form below to express interest in volunteering as a Career Mentor with The Smith Family. The information collected below is used to process your application.
If you experience any issues in submitting your application, please call our Volunteer Coordination Unit on 1300 397 730 or email [email protected] for assistance.
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