19 March 2018

Business Mentor Program

Did you know that UniSA business students can access industry mentorship through the Business Career Mentor Program?

Vietnamese student and current mentee, Winnie Nguyen says the program has helped her open industry doors that she might not have otherwise had access to.

“The reason I joined the program was because I was looking for a source of professional guidance outside of my existing network,” she says.

“I found that it’s important to find an industry professional I can trust and who is able to give me advice based on their business experience.”

The International Master of Business Administration is being mentored by Sandra Klein, Commercial Manager at CERM PI at UniSA.

“Sandra helped me identify my personal strengths and advantages and empowered me to pursue my career goals with great confidence that I can succeed,” she says.

“Sandra introduced me to people within her industry circle. I believe that it’s important for students like me to get this kind of opportunity to gain an understanding of how industry works and establishing genuine relationships that can benefit my future career.

“I found that sessions about networking and relationship management were the most valuable and I can’t thank Sandra enough for her support.”

As a result of the mentorship, Winnie was able to secure a marketing role at the Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide and is undertaking some research for the Adelaide Convention Bureau.

Sandra, who has been mentoring with the Program for two years, says it is a rewarding experience.

“It’s so rewarding to be able to give back and mentor students and recent graduates to help them understand how businesses operate, and how to network to advance their career in an Australian context,” she says.

“I am keen to help them with the transition from a being business school student or new graduate to a professional.”

The flagship UniSA Business Career Mentor Program has been created for Business School students and recent graduates with the primary aim of assisting them to become career-ready. In the Program, recent graduates and students are matched with experienced industry professionals in a mostly one-to-one mentorship to enhance employability and leadership skills. Now in its seventh year, more than 1300 students have had the opportunity to gain valuable career advice from their mentors.

Mentors and mentees are based locally, nationally and internationally and mentoring relationships are facilitated both as face-to-face as and online mentoring relationships.

For more information, go to the Business Career Mentor Program website.


or more information, go to the Business Career Mentor Program website.

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