Tuesday, 8 July 2014
SMS Mentoring Program 2014 – Launch Event
Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to visit the University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus for the launch event of the Sydney Marketing Society’s 2014 Winter Mentoring Program.
The Sydney Marketing Society (SMS) is a not for profit student society based at the University of Sydney that looks to connect talented young marketers with leading employers in the marketing sector. The Mentoring Program is a recently launched initiative by the society, currently in its second year, which matches student mentees with mentors from the industry. The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the real working environments of their mentors, as well as build strong professional networks during their studies.
As a Master of Marketing student with a background in accounting, my exposure to the marketing industry has been very minimal to date. I was therefore very eager to participate in SMS’s mentoring program, as it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the industry, and seek guidance from someone who has been working in a field of Marketing (digital) that is of great interest to me.
Since having met my mentor, I am greatly looking forward to the next 8 weeks of the program, within which I will be visiting his place of work, possibly shadowing someone from his company for a day, and learning as much as I can within this timeframe!
I am aware that a few other students from our course are also participating in this year’s mentoring program, so watch this space for further updates on our progress in the program, and our thoughts on this experience.
Current student in the Master of Marketing program at the University of Sydney Business School
Posted by Sydney_Business at 10:46