Do you remember studying and wondering what things were going to be like in the 'real' world? There are students in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health right now asking exactly the same questions. Can you help them?
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.
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. The program also provides mentors with the opportunity to enhance coaching and leadership skills and connect with the next generation of graduates.
What might I expect to gain from participating in the program?
- Develop a fresh perspective on your career
- Extend your professional network
- Help to shape the future of your profession and community
- Connect with the next generation of graduates
- Support your mentee to identify and achieve their career goals and develop in confidence
- Reconnect or develop closer links with the University of Melbourne
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 attributes of a good mentor?
A mentor is someone who is:
- Willing and eager to listen
- Enthusiastic yet honest
- Open to learning and self-reflection
- Happy to share experiences, both positive and negative
- Supports and listens rather than coaching or lecturing
What is required of a mentor?
To be eligible to become a mentor you need to:
- Have graduated from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
- Be currently working in a field or profession that is relevant to Population and Global Health
- Commit to at least monthly face-to-face meetings with your mentee between March and November 2017
- Attend two training/networking sessions, one at the start and the other at the completion of the program
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct at all times
- Be responsive to your mentee, and be committed to the mentoring relationship
- This program works best as a primarily face-to-face interaction between mentor and mentee. Places for international and interstate mentors will be limited.
What is the time commitment?
Mentors and mentees are expected to have regular meetings (at least monthly) for a duration of nine months, between March and November. The exact nature and frequency of these meetings can be determined between the mentor and mentee and may include online discussions, professional learning, informal meetings over coffee, attending a public lecture together, and much more. Mentors are also required to attend an on-campus initial training workshop in March, a mid-program check-in in July, and an end of year review and celebration workshop in November (exact dates TBC)
How will I be matched with a student?
Can I choose a student?
Where will I meet my mentee?
If my application is unsuccessful in 2019, can I apply to be a mentor in subsequent years?
For further information, please contact the MDHS Alumni Relations Team on 9035 7869 or via email