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Accounting mentoring programme

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Keen to get a better understanding of what it means to be an accountant? Need some career advice from an accounting professional? These are just some of the benefits students report from participating in the Accounting Mentoring Programme at Otago. 

About the Department’s Mentoring Programme

Our Accounting Mentoring Programme is available to all students majoring in Accounting. The programme helps familiarise you with the wide range of Accounting career opportunities, and also helps you understand what it means to become a member of a professional body.

What does the programme involve?

This programme has been successfully running for the past six years, and involves groups of five to ten students having formal face-to-face group meetings with a mutually chosen business mentor. There are typically four group meetings a year, and these are often supported by a number of one-on-one phone and email contacts.

Who are the mentors?

Past mentors have included:

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Company directors
  • Accounting and consultancy firm partners

The mentors span a wide range of industries, including chartered accounting firms, banking, manufacturing, retail, and not-for-profits.

How will a mentor help me?

Students of the mentoring programme report benefits of tertiary studies advice, work and career guidance, personal network development, and summer internship opportunities.

More information

For more information about the mentoring programme contact:

Professor Ralph Adler
Email: ralph.adler@otago.ac.nz