Career Accelerator

What is Career Accelerator?

CA equips alumni and Business School students with skills, experience and connections to industry and UNSW’s global alumni community, to accelerator their career through four mentoring options.

Why become an UNSW Career Accelerator Mentor?

 

    •    Develop the next generation of talent

    •    Share your skills, expertise and industry knowledge

    •    Make a meaningful difference to someone’s career and workplace

    •    Boost your mentoring and coaching skills

    •    Enhance your leadership and communication skills

    •    An opportunity to reflect on your own career and personal aspirations

    •    Expand your own professional networks

    •    Identify future talent for your organisation

    •    Reconnect with the UNSW Community

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Not ready to be a mentor? Need help with your own career journey?

Sign up to Alumni Connect and have your own career conversations with alumni who have been in the industry for a number of years. With your fellow alumni, you can swap and share advice on industry trends, tips on taking the next steps in your career, and how to set your career goals, navigate the workforce and broaden your professional networks.



Four ways to be involved

Alumni Connect

Alumni Connect is an online program that allows recently graduated or mid-career alumni to have a ‘flash connection’ – a one-off connection with UNSW alumni currently in leadership or senior level positions all around the globe – to discuss employment and career related topics. There is no limit to the number of times alumni can connect with each other.

Program at a glance

Focus:

Alumni-to-alumni career conversations

Format:

Flash connection either via online, Skype, or face-to-face (the alumni mentor chooses their preferred method for the flash connection) 

Time Commitment:

Each flash connection can last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Alumni set when and how they would like to be contacted

Location:

Global

Number of positions:

Unlimited

Eligibility:

Any UNSW alumni

 

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Career Networking

Career Networking is an online program that allows students to have a ‘flash connection’ – a one-off connection with alumni to discuss topics around professional development, networking and career paths. There is no limit to the number of times a Business School student can connect with different alumni. If a pair have found their ‘flash connection’ very useful, they can request to transition to the Industry Mentoring Program and continue to work together in a 12-week formal mentoring relationship.

Program at a glance

Focus:

Student-to-alumni career conversations

Format:

Flash connection either via online, Skype, or face-to-face (alumni choose their preferred method of contact for the flash connection) 

Time Commitment:

Each flash connection can last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, it is based on the amount of time alumni are able to offer.  Alumni set when and how they would like to be contacted

Location:

Global

Number of positions:

Unlimited

Eligibility:

Any UNSW alumni

Current Business School

 

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Career Mentoring Program
 

The Business School Career Mentoring Program connects students with Business School alumni for career discussions and advice. Through the experience of alumni, the program provides students the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experience of a seasoned professional to support their own career development.

Program at a glance

Focus:

This program is a formal business mentoring partnership between students and alumni, focused on developing the student’s professional skills and identifying career options and goals

Format:

Face-to-face

Time Commitment:

Minimum of six sessions over 10 weeks and two optional networking events

Location:

Mentors and students must be based in Sydney, Australia

Number of positions:

Limited to 100 per program cycle (maximum of two cycles are offered per year) and students can apply by invitation only

Eligibility:

Business School or AGSM alumni with five or more years employment experience who are based in Sydney, Australia
Current Business School students in their penultimate or final year of study, based in Sydney.

 

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Industry Mentoring

Participants in the Career Networking platform that have found their ‘flash connection’ very useful can request to transition to the Industry Mentoring Program and continue to work together in a 12-week formal mentoring relationship.   

Program at a glance

Focus:

This program is a mentoring partnership between students and alumni focused on developing the student’s career skills as identified by the student

Time Commitment:

Six sessions over 12 weeks

Format:

Online or face-to-face

Location:

Globally online or face-to-face in Sydney

Number of positions:

Unlimited

Eligibility:

Any UNSW alumni

Current Business School

 

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