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Postgraduate business students met their mentors, including senior executives from government and industry, at the launch of the inaugural Postgraduate Business Mentoring Program.
The Program, which is jointly run by the UWA Business School and the UWA Careers Centre, is giving postgraduate business students the opportunity to explore different career options and learn from the experience of those who have built successful careers in their chosen fields. It builds on the already successful Career Mentor Link program, which is run by the UWA Careers Centre and is open to students across all faculties at UWA.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said the School was pleased to be partnering with the UWA Careers Centre to enrich the experience of postgraduate business students.
‘Mentoring complements the range of knowledge and skills our students gain while studying at the Business School. We hope that through this Program, our mentees will find new ways to apply theory learnt in the classroom and gain invaluable networks to aid them in their future careers,' he said.
Winthrop Professor Dolan thanked the mentors and the School's alumni group, the Graduate Management Association (GMA), for their support of the Program. The GMA has played a key role in the success of the Program's launch, providing a significant number of mentors and assisting with the launch event.
Career Mentor Link Coordinator Jo Hocking said the new Program complemented the existing services offered by the UWA Careers Centre. ‘The Career Mentor Link program has been running since 2003 and the majority of students taking part each year have been undergraduates. Establishing a group specifically for postgraduate students is a real step forward. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the UWA Careers Centre to work more closely with the UWA Business School,' she said.
The inaugural Postgraduate Business Mentoring Program was launched at the UWA Business School on Tuesday, 8 May.
Fifteen pairs of mentors and mentees are taking part in the Postgraduate Business Mentoring Program. There are plans for the Program's expansion next year, and those interested in becoming a mentor or mentee should contact the UWA Careers Centre.