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Are you keen to get a better understanding of what it means to be an accountant? Do you need some career advice from an accounting professional? Students report these benefits from participating in the Accounting Mentoring Programme at Otago. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts.

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. It also helps you understand what it means to become a member of a professional body.

What does the programme involve?

This successful programme has been running for the past 6 years and involves:

  • Groups of 5 to 10 students
  • Formal face-to-face group meetings with a chosen business mentor
  • Around four group meetings a year supported by 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. These include chartered accounting firms, banking, manufacturing, retail, and not-for-profits.

How will a mentor help me?

Students involved in the mentoring programme report a range of benefits which include:

  • Tertiary studies advice
  • Work and career guidance
  • Personal network development
  • Summer internship opportunities

More information

For more information about the mentoring programme contact:

Professor Ralph Adler

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