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Career mentoring corporate registration

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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My Mentoring
Please note the Student ID reference that The Smith Family has provided to you. If unsure, please see list of available students at the bottom of this page.
My Details
Applicants must be over 18 years of age
If you have an individual Smith Family ID, please enter it so that we may collate your application. (if known)
If your company is a Smith Family supporter and has a corporate ID, please enter it. (if known) This will help us attribute your company's involvement.
About Me

Your answers here are used to help assess whether this is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Please use drop down lists where supplied. Free text fields have a 1,000 character limit. Please do not enter special characters. (e.g. & - @?)

Please select the answer which best applies
Please explain in a few sentences why you’d like to volunteer with us in the role you’ve chosen (i.e. what appeals to you about the opportunity)?
Please provide a brief summary of your experience relevant to your preferred student’s area of study or career interest? You have an opportunity to attach a Resume/CV below with more details.
Please explain in a few sentences the experiences you have relating to young people.
Please upload files in either .doc or .pdf that are less than 10MB in size.

I don't have any family or friends who have completed uni, and so it's been helpful having someone to look up to and guide me through any queries I may have and when I'm not sure who to turn to.
Jessica* didn't have anyone else to turn to for assistance and really appreciated her mentor's support

How Career Mentoring helps

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

Important information for applicants

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:

  • Have current industry experience in student's specific career interest and field of study
  • Complete an online volunteer application form and supply a copy of your resume
  • Consent to undergo screening which will include a National Police History Check and reference checks
  • Attend an interview and a training session with us
  • Maintain regular contact with us to discuss any issues which may arise
Case study photo of student Abdul

Available Students

Student Reference State Location Gender Gender Preference Area of Study Industry / Career Goal
03EN22310 ACT Forde*
Female No Preference
Business/Commence/Finance/ IT Software Engineer / Web Developer
 14EN67085  NSW  Smithfield  Female  Female  Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science  Health Research / Pathologist
 55EN66012  NSW   Port Kembla  Female  No Preference  Community / Social Work / Welfare  Unsure / Management in NGO
 68EN52912  NSW  Punchbowl  Female  No Preference  Architecture / Design  Interior Architect / Interior Design
 03EN09057  QLD   Labrador  Female  No Preference Business/Commence/Finance/ IT   HR Management
 2178228  QLD  Loganholme  Male  No Preference  Business/Commence/Finance/ IT  Marketing Manager (or similar)
 17EN70655  QLD  Alexandra Hills  Female  Female  Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science  Scientist
 2253456  QLD  West Rockhampton  Female  Female  Hospitality  Hospitality
 23EN41693  QLD  Bli Bli  Female  Female  Bachelor of Science  Unsure / With Animals
 73EN35666  VIC  Wollert*  Female  No Preference  Business/Commence/Finance/ IT  Entrepreneur
 73EN76238  VIC  Bundoora  Female  No Preference  Business/Commence/Finance/ IT  Business Manager
 43EN49013  VIC  Broadmeadows  Female  No Preference  Legal / Policing / Government  Lawyer / Prosecutor
 2130417  VIC  Fitzroy  Male   No Preference  Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science  Medical Lab Scientist / Lab Technician
 06EN62342  VIC  Mernda  Female  No Preference  Community / Social Work / Welfare  Humanitarian Aid Worker

* (Prefers Local Mentor)

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