The Old Melburnians is a vibrant, diverse and thriving community of business leaders, professionals, and people with expertise to share. By actively maintaining connections with one another, Old Melburnians can expand and strengthen their professional networks which can help with career progression.
Incorporating mentorship and career networking, the Old Melburnians Career Masterclass program is designed to:
- Support young Old Melburnians (0-5 years into their careers) to establish lifelong professional connections and build networking and career strategy skills, by connecting with a mentor in a relevant field; and
- Give experienced Old Melburnians the opportunity to share their time and valuable expertise, and to make real contributions to the career progression of a young Old Melburnian.
Applications to be a mentor or mentee in the 2023 Old Melburnian Career Masterclass close Tuesday 1 August 2023.
To find out more about program logistics, the benefits of being a mentor or mentee, and to apply, please visit this site.
From the President of The Old Melburnians
I am incredibly proud of our career networking and mentoring program which enables experienced Old Melburnians to support younger Old Melburnians through the critical early stages of career development.
Throughout my career, I have experienced the transformative impact of mentoring, and I am thrilled to be able to faciliate this opportunity for others through The Old Melburnians 2023 Career Masterclass.
Building on the success and growth of our mentoring initiatives over the past few years, our goal is to harness the Old Melburnian network of experienced professionals to provide support, career development and networking opportunities for young Old Melburnians.
In 2022, we expanded the program from 34 mentees and 49 mentors to 54 mentees and 68 mentors. With your ongoing support and feedback, we are delighted to offer this program again and I look forward to growing this incredible network.
Charles Thompson (OM 1987), former M&A lawyer and management consultant, will be continuing to lead this program in 2023.
I wish you well on your mentoring journey.
Thindika Amarasekara (OM 1991)
President, The Old Melburnians