On 19 April 2012, the Business & Economics Career Centre (BECC) celebrated together with 270 guests the tenth year anniversary of the Career Mentoring Program and the launch of the 2012 Program. The lively function was held at the Basement Lecture Theatre and foyer areas at the Spot Building, providing all program participants with a warm welcome in our beautiful home.
The program was officially launched by Professor Paul Kofman, who talked about the importance mentors can play in guiding career decisions. Guest speaker and mentor, Barbara Hapgood then shared some memories about the early beginnings of the program and experiences of being a mentor. The Faculty’s Career Mentoring Program started in 2003 with ten mentors and mentees and has since experienced continuous growth. In 2012, over 180 graduate and undergraduate students from the Faculty were matched with 150 industry mentors, many of whom are alumni of the Faculty or others returning to the program for up to a seventh consecutive year.
Following the official opening address, mentors and mentees used the remainder of the evening to formulate their plans and structuring their contact.
Images from the Launch Function can be viewed on BECC’s Flickr .