BALLARAT AND QUEEN'S OLD GRAMMARIANS' CAREER MENTORING PROGRAM

Building on the success and growth of our careers events over the past few years, our goal is to harness the Old Grammarian network of experienced individuals to provide support, career development and networking opportunities for young Old Grammarians.

The Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Career Mentoring Program is designed to support young Old Grammarians who are in the first 5-10 years of their careers. Through the program, young Old Grammarians will be matched with an experienced Old Grammarian mentor to provide “real-life experience”.

Program Overview

Old Grammarians are invited to apply to participate in the Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Career Mentoring Program. The program brings mentoring and career networking together to:

  • Support young Old Grammarians (5-10 years post-graduation or qualification) to establish lifelong professional connections and build networking and career strategy skills by connecting with a mentor in a relevant field; and
  • Allow experienced Old Grammarians to share their time and valuable expertise and to make real contributions to the career progression of a young Old Grammarian.

Mentees are matched with a suitable mentor who provide one-on-one mentoring with a focus on industry knowledge, networks, career planning and personal development.

The connection, guidance and inspiration provided by the mentors assist mentees in transitioning to the workplace and beyond.

2023 Program Dates

  • Early February – Applications open
  • Late February – Applications close
  • March – Mentor/mentee pairs announced
  • April – Launch event
  • Late October –  Celebration event

Applications

The Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Career Mentoring Program is launching in 2023! We are currently seeking expressions of interest for mentors and mentees.

Application form is coming soon! In the meantime, please complete the alumni update details form, and we will be in touch.

Program Contact

For further information, please contact:

Gemma Kelly
Development Office
development@bgs.vic.edu.au
+61 3 5338 0950

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  • Information for all participants

    Before applying for this program, please read the program guidelines (link to be added soon!) so that you understand the program structure, time commitment and expectations.

    Communications about the Ballarat and Queen’s Old Grammarians’ Career Mentoring Program will be via email and LinkedIn. All participants will be invited to the ‘OG Career Mentoring Program Community’ group on LinkedIn.

  • Information for mentees

    The program connects you with an Old Grammarian mentor working in your chosen industry/interest area and aims to support you in transitioning from graduation or qualification into the workforce, giving you real-life experience. We will be matching mentors and mentees in February 2023.

    • The program will run from February to November.
    • Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet face-to-face, four to six times over the course of the mentoring relationship.
    • Face-to-face meetings are to be supported by regular contact via phone, email or video call as agreed upon by mentors and mentees.
    • Mentees are required to attend the program induction.
  • Information for mentors

    Give back and participate in this program as an Old Grammarian mentor! We will be matching mentors and mentees in February 2023.

    • The program will run from February to November.
    • Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet face-to-face, four to six times over the course of the mentoring relationship.
    • Face-to-face meetings are to be supported by regular contact via phone, email or video call as agreed upon by mentors and mentees.
    • Mentors are required to attend the program induction.
    • If possible, alumni mentors will invite their mentees to at least one professional experience. This could be an opportunity to shadow you in the workplace or attend a networking event or meeting.