Are you managing a chronic illness, injury or disability while you study and develop your career? Actively seeking out a supportive mentor can be a key step in building your work experience and confidence. Programs such as WAM and PACE provide access to workplace mentors and aim to support students who have a disability and address some of the obstacles they may face. Participants get the opportunity to meet 6-8 times with a mentor in their workplace.
5 key benefits of mentoring programs
- gather information about workplace environments and expectations
- experience workplace culture
- network with people in your area of career interest
- learn about job search and interview skills
- practice disclosing your disability and learn what modifications may be needed in a workplace.
WAM (Willing and Able Mentoring) and PACE (Positive Action towards Career Engagement) are now accepting applications from students for Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2014. Training is provided prior to starting the program.
Hurry – applications are closing soon!
By Helena Martin, Careers Consultant, Career Development Centre