Australia China Alumni Association
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1.Mentor Q1: What kind of mentees would I have?

You will receive requests from mentees who have viewed your profile and believe they will benefit from speaking with you. Mentees will range from fresh graduates to experienced professionals. They will apply for this program via an application form and it is entirely your choice whether or not you accept the mentee(s).

2.Mentor Q2: Do I need to make appointments with the mentee?

No, the mentee would take the initiative to get in touch with you. However, we will assist with the first appointment.

3.Mentor Q3: Do I need to meet with the mentee face-to-face?

No, some Mentors / Mentees prefer to meet face-to-face and some never meet. This program can also be effectively handled over Skype, WeChat or a telephone call.

4.Mentor Q4: Do I need to be formally trained as a mentor?

No, however ACAA will provide you with support, and are here to assist where possible.

5.Mentor Q5: Do mentors and mentees need to be in the same city?

Not necessary. If you don't base on the same city, you can contact by phone, email or video at your convenience.

6.Mentor Q6: How much time do I need to spend with my mentee(s)?

We do expect all mentors to be able to commit to at least 1 hour or contact time per month with each mentee. However, many mentors find this amount of time is not sufficient and prefer to extend this.

7.Mentee Q1: What is the purpose of being a mentee?

The purpose of being a mentee is to gain knowledge and skills, and to further professional and personal development through sharing information and experience with a senior industry professional who has followed a similar career path. For further details on Mentee Benefits, please click HERE.

8.Mentee Q2: What kind of mentor will I have?

Our mentors are from a wide range of industries with experience of their chosen fields. You can choose a mentor to apply for based on mentors’ profile, as well as your personal interests.

9.Mentee Q3: What help can my mentor provide?

A mentor can provide you with guidance and advice on questions or specific circumstances you have encountered in your career path, and life. However, there should be no expectation that any internships or employment opportunities will result from the relationship.

10.Mentee Q4: Do mentors and mentees need to be in the same city?

Not necessarily. If you are not based in the same city, you can contact one another by phone, email or video call at your convenience.

11.Mentee Q5: How will I communicate with my mentor?

After being matched to your preferred mentor, the ACAA will assist you with the first appointment. You will then have to make and keep your own appointments with your Mentor after this first appointment. Since mentors and mentees may not be in the same city, you can contact your mentor by phone, email or video call at your convenience.

12.Mentee Q6: How often can I contact my mentor?

We do expect all mentors to be able to commit to at least 1 hour of contact time per month with each mentee. However, many mentors find this amount of time is not sufficient and you can therefore extend this after consulting with your mentor.

13.Mentee Q7: Can I continue my relationship with my mentor after the program concludes?

After the conclusion of the Mentor Program, mentors and mentees can continue their relationship, based on mutual agreement.

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