Sciences Alumni Network Mentoring Program

The formation of the Science Alumni Network (SAN) was driven by the need to provide our Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology alumni with the opportunity to reconnect and foster meaningful relationships with each other.

While our events were designed to encourage interdisciplinary networking and professional and personal development, there was a clear demand for an alumni-to-alumni targeted mentoring program. 

In 2020 SAN launched its' inaugural Alumni Mentoring Program to foster peer-to-peer mentoring and collaboration. It has been a great success, engaging alumni all around the world. 

2022 mentoring program 

Applications for the 2022 Mentoring Program have now closed.

If you would like to know more about the SAN mentoring program, please contact alumni relations. 

2021 match testimonial - Michael and Imma

Mentor match Michael and Imma

Serving as a mentor has proven to be a rewarding experience. It allows for self-reflection and the opportunity to establish a trusting relationship with an individual interested in discussing career and personal development pathways. - Michael 

Being a part of the SAN Mentoring Program was the best decision I have made for my career since graduating. The support and advice from my mentor and friend, Michael, has helped me overcome some major blocks I had in starting my career as a new graduate. While the program’s events and workshops have helped me learn and connect with my fellow alumni, I never thought it would also directly result in me landing a dream job in science communication – something I had begun to think wasn’t in the cards for me. I would encourage any alumni to give the SAN Mentoring Program a go, you really get out of it what you put in. - Imma

2020 and 2021 testimonials

"The University of Adelaide is world class - not only for it's education - but also for it's support services to graduates - from former graduates who are out there already making a difference." - 2021 Mentor

My mentor was generous with her ideas. Her encouragement towards a more proactive approach towards employers has given me more confidence in expanding my career opportunities. - 2021 Mentee

"It is always nice to feel like you are helping someone. It was time well spent. We talked about their obstacles and I was able to provide examples that I went through in my career." - 2020 Mentor

"It was great to have a mentor that was involved in industry. It provided a different perspective to a research/teaching focused mentor which is what I wanted." - 2020 Mentee