Willing and Able Mentoring Program (WAM)

The WAM program, offered through Diversity Recruitment and Training, matches students registered with disability (mentees) with people currently working in their discipline or a related field (mentors).

If matched with a mentor, you will be expected to participate in 6-8 face-to-face meetings over 2-3 months, typically held at or near the mentor’s workplace, designed to provide information about:

  • the industry, professional life and career development
  • work role expectations
  • how organisations advertise positions
  • job search skills (for example, developing your resume, interview and networking skills)
  • (if applicable), the graduate recruitment process in that organisation or industry
  • when and how to disclose details of a disability

Timelines – Semester 1, 2015

  • 27 January – Mentee applications open
  • 13 March – Expression of interest to Disability Services due
  • 20 March – WAM application due, following approval from Disability Services
  • 23-28 March – Mentor and mentee briefing/training
  • April-June – Mentoring period

Submit your Expression of Interest to participate in this program for semester 1 by Friday 13 March.

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