Academic Assistants are resident postgraduates and senior undergraduates who mentor our first-year students at College studying in their discipline, and assist them with the transition to university study. They meet with the students informally and give advice and encouragement as well as excellent academic support.
The Vice-Principal oversees the academic program of the College and is available to meet with students to provide guidance.
Each year Women’s College students in their third year of university studies and above are invited to participate in a Mentoring Program. Launched in 2006, our unrivalled program matches students with mentors working in a range of industries; the majority of whom are alumnae or members of the wider College community. This voluntary program commences in Semester 1 with the annual Mentoring Formal Dinner, and students and mentors continue to meet throughout the year to work on goals and provide support. The end of the program is celebrated with a cocktail event in Semester 2.
The benefits include:
- Increased knowledge of their future job area
- Insight into the professional role and work culture
- Guidance in applying for jobs, interview preparation and processes
- Valuable networking opportunities
Women’s College has partnered with a number of organisations to offer students the opportunity to experience a professional internship to assist with their career development, and to familiarise themselves with the process involved in applying and being interviewed for a professional role.
One of the benefits of the community at The Women’s College, is its diversity. The students at Women’s take advantage of the opportunities to meet and form connections across the College through the student led “Peer Mentoring” convenorship. In this way, students are able to form enduring friendships with people in different disciplines and year groups. It is these friendships that form a valuable network for future professional success.