Uni mentoring program aims to fast track students’ careers
COFFS Harbour's Amy Hiscox is set to take her skills from the court room to the boardroom, after being paired with a leading finance executive in a unique university mentoring program.
The 18-year-old was one of just 10 Australian students awarded an exclusive Vice Chancellor's Scholarship to study at Bond University on the Gold Coast this year, and will be mentored by Morgans Financial Limited private client advisor Lynda Woods as part of the program.
Amy, who is studying international relations and law, graduated from John Paul College last year and established a reputation in the moot court room, after being awarded the Outstanding Advocacy Grand Final Award, 2014.
As part of Bond University's VC Mentor Program, aimed at fast tracking students' career ambitions, Lynda will introduce Amy to corporate and industry networks and be on hand for career advice.
"It is important to expose Amy to the corporate environment, everything from boardroom meetings to corporate functions and lunches, so she can experience first hand what type of role she will be challenged by," Lynda said.
Amy said she hoped the mentoring program would set her on the path to achieving her ultimate ambition of a career in foreign affairs.