PESA and ASEG Queensland are joining forces to initiate a mentoring scheme for young professionals. This program aims to facilitate face-to-face mentoring sessions to establish a more interpersonal partnership through which industry insights, knowledge and experience are shared to foster the professional and personal development of mentees. In addition, we will also be launching a local Young Professionals’ network, with ties to federally coordinated YP networks in sister societies throughout Australia. Such networks exist as special interest groups within their respective societies and can be adapted to serve the needs and interests of their members. The local YP network and mentoring program will be launched at a special event to be held between 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday 27th November at a local Brisbane venue. We will start with a presentation about the local industry. Following this we will have a group discussion on the mentoring program and potential YP training opportunities, followed by networking with potential mentors in an informal setting with light refreshments provided.
Who can be a Mentor? Mentors should have 10 or more years’ experience and be willing to commit to a 6-12 month program consisting of six mentoring sessions on a voluntary basis. Mentoring sessions are informally arranged by individual participants. Mentors must be a current member of either PESA or ASEG. Who can be a Mentee? Mentees should ideally have 1 to 10 years’ experience, and be willing to commit to a 6-12 month program consisting of six mentoring sessions. Mentees must be a current member of either PESA or ASEG. Unemployed or postgraduate student members are also welcome to apply. The program will be initially capped at 10 mentee/mentor pairs. How much does it cost to participate? At this point in time the program is free and fully sponsored by ASEG and PESA.
REGISTRATION Please complete the relevant short survey by COB Friday 2nd November. Mentees please apply using the following link: Mentee Application Form Mentors please apply using the following link: Mentor Application Form Successful applicants will be notified by late November by email. We will attempt to suggest an appropriate mentor-mentee pairing, based on the applications received. Questions? Please contact Janelle Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org