Event Date
Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 5:30 pm to
Thu 27 Apr 2017 - 7:30 pm

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Venue
Engineers Australia Auditorium Engineering House 11 National Circ BARTON ACT
Cost
Members: Complimentary Non Members: Complimentary
Host(s)
Canberra Division
Event Contact
Contact:Engineers Australia Member Services Phone: 1300 653 113 Email:
Attachments
Engineers Australia Mentoring Program Canberra

What is the purpose of EAMP?

The intent of the Program is to help develop young engineers by facilitating exchanges of knowledge and experience between mentors and mentees of all levels, disciplines and specialisations. Mentees will gain an understanding of what the engineering work place is like and develop useful contacts in industry.

Which Mentees may participate? How will they join the Program? What is expected of them?

The Program is for engineering students from ANU, UC, UNSW and CIT, as well as young and mid-career engineers located in Canberra.

Your prospective mentee will have indicated their areas of interest when signing up to the program, so you will know you are well matched when you meet at the “Meet your Mentor.” This event will outline more about how the Program operates.

You will act as mentor for a maximum of one year. This will be reviewed midway to determine if the mentee still requires your support. If your mentor/mentee relationship is not working steps will be taken to assign new partners.

What will your role as a mentor be and what are the expectations?

As a mentor, you will be a suitably qualified member of Engineers Australia and have a desire to give back to the profession.  

Your role as mentor is to provide personal experience and insights which mentees may not otherwise gain. A one-hour training session will be provided to you prior to meeting your mentee. You are not expected to provide assistance with assignments and other course work.

It is not a requirement for you, as a mentor to provide the mentee with vacation employment but you may be able to guide them to areas that may be applicable to their specific interest. If you are able to find, or even provide vacation experience then this is an added bonus.

Volunteering as a mentor

For university students most activity will occur during the university year when the mentee has more flexibility during working hours.

As a mentor, you may be assigned more than one student – your actual amount of time spent on mentoring will vary from person to person.

This is a pilot program for mentoring in the Canberra region. A “Meet your Mentor” meeting will be held on Thursday 27 April. Applications will be accepted after this date but placements will depend on availability of mentees and mentors.

Register here if you wish to be a Mentor:
https://engineersaustralia.wufoo.eu/forms/ea-mentoring-program-mentor-form/

The importance of continuing career support

The intent of the Program is to help develop young engineers by facilitating exchanges of knowledge and experience between mentors and mentees of all levels, disciplines and specialisations. There will be no cost to individuals beyond an investment of time and enthusiasm.

Which Mentees may participate? How will they join the Program? What is expected of them?

The Program is for engineering students from ANU, UC, UNSW and CIT, as well as young and mid-career engineers located in Canberra.

As a mentee you will indicate your areas of interest when signing up to the program, so you will know you are well matched to your mentor when you meet at the “Meet your Mentor.” This event will outline more about how the Program operates.

Your mentor is assigned to you for a maximum of one year. This will be reviewed midway to determine if you still require your support. If your mentor/mentee relationship is not working steps will be taken to assign new partners.

Who will the mentors be? What is expected of them?  What will the mentees get out of this?

The mentors will be suitably qualified members of Engineers Australia who have a desire to give back to their profession.

The role of the mentor is to provide personal experiences and insights which you, as a mentee, may not otherwise gain. Mentors are not expected to provide assistance with assignments and other course work.

It is not a requirement for mentors to provide you with vacation employment but they may be able to guide you to areas applicable to your specific interests. However, if the mentor is able to find, or even provide vacation experience, then this is a bonus.

This is a pilot program for mentoring in the Canberra region. A “Meet your Mentor” meeting will be held on Thursday 27 April. Applications will be accepted after this date but placements will depend on availability of mentees and mentors.

Register here if you wish to be a Mentee: https://engineersaustralia.wufoo.eu/forms/ea-mentoring-program-mentee-form/

Information for
Mentors

Information for Students, Young and Mid-Career Engineers