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Lucy Mentoring Program

Lucy Mentoring

Would you like the chance to be mentored by a senior executive?

You are invited to apply to be a part of the Lucy Mentoring Program in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Lucy is a mentoring program which connects female FBE students with successful mentors in the public, private and the not-for-profit sectors.

What is Lucy?

'Lucy' is an innovative leadership program for women students in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University.

It aims to encourage the development of women who, given the right opportunities and support, will become our future leaders.

This is achieved by establishing relationships between students and mentors who are working as professionals. Mentors are generally senior executives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Aims and objectives

The Lucy Mentoring Program aims to:

  • Communicate to women the diversity of career/work opportunities available for women;
  • Provide an opportunity for students to engage with business and professional senior managers;
  • Provide women with a Program which will encourage students to actively plan their careers.

How to apply

Students are selected through an Expression of Interest process.

  • Ensure you meet the minimum eligibility requirements

Who can apply

To be eligible for selection for participation in the program, you must be:

  • Female
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • In your second year or above of undergraduate studies
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or international student
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Preference may be given to students in their penultimate or final study year

You must demonstrate:

  • Potential to contribute to the private, public or not-for-profit sector
  • Commitment to complete the Lucy Program during the specified dates
  • Long-term commitment to the program, by assisting future Lucy participants
  • Leadership and communication skills

Student commitments

Mentors and students work together on small work-based activities, while also attending group sessions to meet and learn from other program participants.

Applicants must be able to commit to spending a minimum of 20 mentoring hours in the program. This may be in a block or over a negotiated period of time.

Successful applicants must be able to attend four major functions on the specified dates:

  • Student briefing: provides students with an overview of the program and their roles
  • Launch / Introductory Session (Monday May 23rd - evening): provides students and mentors with the opportunity to meet as a group and begin discussion about potential mentoring Register now activities.
  • Mid-placement debrief (date/time to be confirmed): provides you with an opportunity to discuss progress on the mentoring experience with other students.
  • Final Session (Monday October 10th - evening): conclusion of program for mentors and mentees

Past Testimonials

  • "The Lucy Program gave me opportunities to meet an incredible range of professional women and men. It has enhanced my confidence to ask questions, take risks and meet people from a whole range of organisations. The most important thing that I took away from 'Lucy' was that sincere relationships are imperative to workplace success, and knowing what you want and asking for help to achieve it can only lead to positive outcomes."
  • "It was very inspiring to watch my mentors, who are very effective leaders, as they gave advice and motivated their teams. It put lots of the university subjects into perspective, now I feel inspired to achieve the position of partner, and perhaps even CEO one day!"

Enquiries

Christine Chung

Christine Chung
Student Experience Officer
Faculty of Business & Economics
Phone: (02) 9850 4755
Email: christine.chung@mq.edu.au