by Anita Edmonds
USC alumni guide students on their career path
After a successful pilot in 2019, the USC Mentoring program has been made available to all students this year. Current students now have the opportunity to chat to USC alumni about their career experiences, increase their confidence, expand their networks and gain industry insights.
The online program has grown to more than 700 participants, including over 240 alumni volunteers, who have offered their time and expertise to students from all disciplines, year levels and campuses, whether undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic or international students. Most mentors received a five-star rating by students.
“Amanda was amazing, she reassured me about everything I was worried about, she made me feel confident about my choice to pursue nursing and how to approach the future,” said Tammy, student mentee.
Alumni have welcomed the opportunity to get involved and give back. “I have been very fortunate with my opportunities since graduation and I am absolutely willing to help students who may have questions about interviews, the work force or anything really," commented one mentor.
For more details about USC Mentoring, go to usc.edu.au/mentoring