The UQ MBA Alumni and Industry Mentor (AIM) program is an exciting initiative, being piloted for full-time MBA students in 2018.
The program is designed to assist MBA students with career development and transitions, connecting them with alumni and industry mentors based on shared interests and areas of speciality. Benefiting from the advice and perspective of mentors, the program provides students with an opportunity to develop skills that go beyond the classroom.
Alumni and Industry Mentors will be paired with our full-time MBA cohort to encourage, connect, empower and inspire the next generation of business leaders and innovators.
What are the benefits for mentors?
As an alumnus or industry professional, your wisdom, experience and leadership can help the University’s future leaders on their path to entrepreneurship, career transition or advancement. Mentors will have the opportunity to:
- Influence professional development
- Share the value of their expertise
- Offer different perspectives and context
- Introduce career pathways and opportunities
- Expand their networks
- Give back and engage with the school
What is the time commitment?
In 2018, the program will run from 1, March 2018 to 31, August 2018, with a welcome and training workshop to be held in late February 2018.
Mentors and mentees will connect for at least four one-on-one mentor sessions (in-person/phone/Skype/email). Each session should last for approximately one hour, and the mentoring relationship is to be maintained for at least a six month period. The program is supported with Chronus mentoring software, which guides mentors and mentees through every milestone.
How do I get involved?
Please reply to MBACareers@business.uq.edu.au with your expression of interest to become a mentor for the UQ MBA AIM program pilot in 2018. We require a copy of your current resume and a brief outline of the key areas of expertise you would offer to a prospective UQ MBA mentee.