Communiteer in partnership with AVI (Australian Volunteers International) is bringing university volunteering and mentoring together to create a guided experience for students preparing for their transition into the workforce.
The pathway to employment for university students has never been more uncertain or competitive. Students need access to connections, guidance and opportunities to broaden their horizons and tackle real challenges outside the classroom.
This program will empower students to develop their transferable skills, establish their professional network and build their awareness of the social and economical challenges that will form the foundations of their careers.
Boost employability scores by building your students’ confidence and skills.
Improve course relevance with opportunities that align with learning outcomes
Create social impact with activities that have purpose.
Collaboration between students, staff and alumni alike for the purpose of social impact.
Anthony Kadi, University of Sydney
Being successful in the workplace isn’t just about technical knowledge. You need practical skills, transferable skills. Understanding what it means to be ready and what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
Jamie Nicholson, Roche Manager
We've received some brilliant feedback not only from the mentors, but also from mentees who've really found value in the conversations that have been happening, and the relationships that have developed over the course of the program.
Harrison Adkin, University of Sydney
I went into our conversations, a bit disenfranchised by the whole professional system. He's been able to help me understand the landscape a bit more, recognising the best ways to incorporate my personal values into the job that I go for.
Maureen Nicholls, Roche
Communiteer and AVI has identified that for graduates coming into the workforce, getting a job is going to be particularly difficult. Mentoring is mutually beneficial because it's really enjoyable for us, as we get to use some of our skills and the mentee gets the benefit of our experience. I really think it's a great opportunity, it's part of the overall culture that Roche has and that's one of the reasons I work for Roche.
Megan Chau, University of Wollongong
I have been working on applying for a variety of jobs in the legal industry for the past three months and have been successful in making it through to interviews for multiple opportunities. Though I haven't succeeded in sealing the deal (yet!), this does give me a bit of confidence continuing with my job search.