Alumni as Mentors programme

The Alumni as Mentors programme (AAM) connects final-year students with Victoria University of Wellington alumni who are experienced mentors in the workforce.

The Alumni as Mentors programme allows final-year students to connect with alumni in mutually beneficial partnerships aimed at helping students in their transition into work life. The programme offers students the opportunity to improve their employability skills and understanding of the world of work, while alumni can enhance their personal and professional development, gain satisfaction from giving back, and connect in a meaningful way with the university community, wherever they are.

The AAM programme is a collaborative initiative of Wellington Careers and Employment and the Engagement and Alumni team.

Information for mentees

Work one-on-one with a mentor to identify and enhance your employability skills, develop valuable networks and transition into the workplace.

Information for mentors

Share post-study and professional experience in your field and give back to the university community by mentoring a current student.

Hear from our mentors and mentees

Ana Montgomery-Neutze

Teaching graduate Ana Montgomery-Neutze is following her passion to become a documentary filmmaker in New York. As a mentor, Ana shared career advice with Master’s teaching student Grace Harcourt.

Read more about Ana's experience of being part of the Alumni as Mentors programme.

Richard Cawood

There are many strings to Richard Cawood’s bow. He shares with us his story of practicing law, becoming an entrepreneur and giving back. Read about Richard’s career journey and why he gives back through the Alumni as Mentors programme.