EligibilityApplications are welcome from alumni from all disciplines.
- have graduated from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
- be able to commit approximately 10-12 hours throughout the duration of the partnership to mentoring activities (e.g. mentoring meetings, attending networking events, and communicating with the programme coordinator).
- engage with training material prior to first mentoring meeting, if they have not mentored on the programme before.
Application and matching process
We hand-select each mentoring partnership based on the information provided in the mentor and mentee applications, including previous study, professional experience and industry, career goals and interests. A match is only made if we can find a suitable match.
We also consider individual preferences of mentors and mentees, including gender and location, but if matched with a student, your partnership may not meet all your preferences and may take place online.
Express interest in the next Alumni as Mentors
Applications have closed for 2023.
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