Alumni Mentoring Programs

21 January 2015

The Alumni Career Network (ACN) was launched in Canberra in 2013, and is a professional network of alumni volunteers who advise students and fellow alumni on careers and host and sponsor networking events. Highlights of the ACN in 2014 include Alumni Careers Month, Canberra speed mentoring (sponsored by PriceWaterhouse Coopers) and the Silicon Valley Alumni Career Forum.

Alumni Mentoring Program

The 2015 Alumni Mentoring Program will be launched in April.

The six month program will be available online or face to face depending on the location of the mentor and mentee. The time commitment for alumni mentors and mentees is one hour per month.

The cross-disciplinary program will focus on Global Careers. Alumni mentors with at least one year experience in more than once country will be matched to mentor other alumni who have career aspirations to work (or study) overseas.

Alumni who are interested in participating as a mentor or a mentee can register their interest by emailing

Speed Mentoring

Throughout 2015, students will have access to the great minds of the alumni community in several speed mentoring programs.

Alumni mentors in this program give their time to meet and share their experiences with current students in an informal and interactive networking environment.

The format involves six sessions of mentoring, each lasting eight minutes with two-minutes to change over.

“The event was engaging, fast-paced and provided an excellent forum to network with fellow professionals and hear from ANU grads” said alumni mentor Ajay Satyan (MComp ’08, MBus ’09).

Student Stacey Lin participated in this year’s program as a mentee. “I really enjoyed this event and I received many pieces of brilliant advice that I cannot get from anywhere else. I was really inspired and motivated through talking to those brilliant alumni… I really like the idea of 'speed mentoring' and it is for sure an efficient way to communicate and I will be more than happy to attend more events like this in the future.”

Interested in volunteering as a speed mentor?

Alumni who can give three hours in one of four evenings to provide general career advice to students as a mentor, in the areas of Law, Policy, Business and Science, should register their interest by emailing

Find our more about alumni mentoring and advising.

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