National YP Mentoring Program

If you are interested in participating in the 2019 SSSI Young Professional Mentoring Program as a Mentee or Mentor please click here.

The SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring Program 2019 facilitates mentoring connections between students nearing the end of their degree programs and professionals working in the surveying and spatial sciences industry. This is a structured, fixed term program and will include fortnightly meetings between mentors and mentees to discuss given topics.

This program aims to:

  • empower students entering the surveying and spatial sciences industry for early career success

  • ​build leadership in young professionals working in the industry

  • provide a platform to strengthen young professionals in the industry

Purpose

As a student or young professional, if you want to fast track your early career, we'll help you achieve this!

CPD

1 CPD point per meeting, limited to a maximum of 5 CPD points per year (as per section 3.10 of the SSSI CPD Guide) excluding BOSSI requirements.  If you are relying on CPD points for BOSSI assessment purposes please contact the NSW ROM.

Application

Expressions of interest for the 2019 intake of the Young Professionals Mentoring Program are now open! Submit yours today here.

Tune in to this video to hear some of the experiences of 2018 program participants.

Places are limited and based on the quality of applications whereby there is no guarantee that all applicants will be accepted into the program.

Mentees

If you are driven, curious about the profession, self-motivated and passionate about making the most of your early career, this program will help you to network and meet the right people. Participate to learn about the skills needed to succeed and give you insights into what the real world is like in your line of work. We welcome members of all commissions to join, and are looking for people who are:

  • in their last or second last year of their undergraduate degree,

  • in any year of their postgraduate degree, or

  • have newly started working in the profession (up to three years).

Mentors

To be able to relate to these mentees, we are seeking mentors who are professionals in the industry looking to further develop their leadership and management skills and pass on some of their cultivated knowledge and experience about the industry. Mentors of all ages and careers stages (excluding graduates) are welcomed to the program, and we encourage mentors from tangential industries to consider applying as well. 

We can offer you the chance to influence the people who will change the future, discover fresh perspectives and to earn CPD points for your professional career development.

Participation requirements

The four month program will involve approximately 2 hours per fortnight from the mentee and 1 hour a fortnight for the mentor (over the course of the program this is 16 hours for the mentee and 8 hours for the mentor, plus approximately 3 hours each for the inception event and for the awards ceremony at the end. This comes to a net time commitment of 22 hours for the mentees and 14 hours for the mentor over the course of the entire program. 

Please ensure that these time commitments will be feasible for you before you apply for the program, as if a mentor or mentee withdraws mid-way through the program it is difficult for the remaining party. 

Mentors and mentees that are successful in their applications to the program will be paired by SSSI. Their contact details will be shared with each other and they will initially meet during a launch event in their region. Upon the conclusion of the program, there will be a graduation event in each region, which all participants will attend as well.


For comprehensive details about this program, please see the SSSI Young Professionals National Mentoring Program Terms of Reference document, available here.

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