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Career Mentor – Accounting – ACT – Amaroo – (03EN40287)

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Posted : Wednesday, 16th August 2017 - 3:50 pm

Organisation : The Smith Family

Location : Canberra

Time required : Pairs meet a minimum of twice a semester and maintain regular contact via email or phone contact during the year. Pairs might also be invited to attend career transition activities and events hosted by The Smith Family.

Duration of project : For as long as the student is studying

Contact Name : Volunteer Coordination Unit

Contact Phone : 1300397730

Contact Email : volunteer@thesmithfamily.com.au

About the Role

Help a young person in need to succeed. Share your firsthand industry knowledge and how to gain work experience. Connect students with a wider network of professional contacts. Make a real difference.

Studying at TAFE or University has traditionally been seen as a reliable pathway to a good career, but now with uncertainty in the job market and an increasing number of graduates, the certainty of this pathway appears to be eroding. This is particularly challenging for students who don’t have access to adults who have studied at this level to provide advice. Many students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds are the first in their family to go on to tertiary studies. For these students, mentoring provides the encouragement they need to build aspirations for their future and create networks to assist them make a successful transition from study to work.

Our Career Mentoring students come from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and often lack professional contacts working in their field of interest. A career mentor already working in the field can share firsthand knowledge about the industry and how to gain work experience and, in some cases, can even connect students with a wider network of professional contacts.

This student is studying accounting and we are looking for a volunteer who is currently working in this field.

In order to facilitate the volunteer and student matches, please email us your resume.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Smith Family
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Volunteer Coordination Unit

Phone : 1300397730

Email : volunteer@thesmithfamily.com.au


Please quote in application: Career Mentor – Accounting – ACT – Amaroo – (03EN40287) via Pro Bono Australia.


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