Are you interested in learning more about life after graduation? Would you like advice and guidance about how to begin your career in public health?
Applications for the 2019 program will open soon. If you are interested in joining the program in the future, please email your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Mentoring Program (MSPGH) will involve a group of former students of the MSPGH who are paired in a mentoring relationship with current students in the final year of a Master of Public Health.
Through face-to-face meetings and workshops, students participating in the program will gain exposure to work and learning experiences in practice, increase professional networks, and identify and develop a career strategy post-study.
What might I expect to gain from joining the mentoring program?
Each mentoring match will be different. How your mentoring relationship evolves depends on you and your mentor documenting clear goals and strategies for achieving them. However, you can expect to be involved in some of the following:
- Exposure to expertise and experience
- Goal setting and decision making
- Career planning and professional development
- Discussion about the challenges of being a professional clinical practitioner
- Working through problems from a new perspective
- Introduction to new professional networks in a field relevant to your interests
- Practical advice that will help you find a job
When does the program run?
The timeline for the program is as follows:
- February – Recruitment of mentors and mentees
- March - Initial on-campus (Parkville) training workshops for both mentors and mentees
- March - November: Monthly face-to-face meetings between mentors and mentees
- August: Mid program check-in teleconference for mentors and mentees
- November: On-campus end of year review and celebrations
What are the responsibilities of a mentee?
To get the most out of this program mentees need to be open minded and willing to be proactive and accountable for their own professional development. As a mentee you will be responsible for:
How do you decide which students are selected for this program?
How will I be matched with a mentor?
We will match you with a mentor based upon commonality in your applications. Best efforts will be made to fulfil your preferences but not all preferences can be guaranteed.
Can I choose my mentor?
No, we will match you with a mentor taking into consideration the preferences and interests you have provided on your application form. Best efforts will be made to fulfil your preferences but not all preferences can be guaranteed.
Where will I meet my mentor?
Mentor/mentee meetings need to be scheduled at a location and time suitable for both parties. However, it is preferable that mentees work around the mentor’s schedule. Please note, there is no requirement for mentors to meet you on campus.
I am not a final year Master of Public Health student. Will this program be available to me in later years of my degree?
Yes, it is anticipated that this program will continue in 2020 and beyond. Please check here for further updates, and keep an eye out for a call for applications at the end of 2019.