Giving your time so that others may succeed is often said to be one of the most rewarding, generous and impactful forms of philanthropy.
A growing community of Flinders alumni and professionals are offering their time and talent to invest in another person’s success. Sharing their know-how, their hard-earned lessons and experiences to support a new generation of professionals in achieving their goals.
The Flinders Ignite Mentoring program connects students with mentors working across all sectors and at all career stages, providing a valuable insight into transitioning from study to the world of work. The professional mentoring relationship is an opportunity for the mentor to share their career related knowledge, experiences and skills with a Flinders student.
Double degree graduate, Mila Dohm, joined the program in 2015 to gain more confidence in articulating her strengths and performing in job interviews to increase her chances of winning and securing a job. Connecting with her mentor for three sessions, she promptly secured a graduate position with StewartBrown Chartered Accounts. She says of the experience:
“This was a great opportunity for me that helped me take the first step into a hopefully long and successful career. Mentoring, along with the services offered by the Flinders Careers service, was crucial in helping me figure out what I want in my future and I really appreciated all the help I could get.”
Recognising the importance and value of “giving back”, Mila is joining the program in 2016 to give her time as a mentor.
If you would like to know more about the program complete the expression of interest form here.