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The Australia Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV) Mentoring Program




The Australia Japan Society of Victoria (AJSV) Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring connections between JET returnees, NCP, Hamer and MEXT recipients, university graduates, students nearing the end of their degrees and those developing their career with professionals working in a range of sectors.

The program aims to enable both mentors and mentees to develop their professional networks, leadership skills and gain professional insight and engagement into Japan related sectors, including but not limited to finance, international relations, design, law and trade. 

Building on the success of the 2019 AJSV Mentoring Program, in 2020, The AJSV are pleased to launch the inaugural AJSV Online Mentoring Program. In a time of remote working, COVID19 and increased online engagement, the program will link young professionals, alumni of various educational exchange programs to mentors (across a range of sectors) in a flexible online program from July to October 2020.

The Program:

  • Provides an opportunity for those seeking to navigate the ‘What now?’ and ‘Where to from here?’ challenge faced upon their return from Japan wishing to build a career within the Australia-Japan space.
  • Provide opportunities for young executives and alumni of various educational exchange programs to improve their professional engagement in the relationship between Australia and Japan.
  • Develops participants’ leadership skills and professional insight, and expand their professional networks and candidacy for employment in the Australia-Japan relationship.
  • Builds a cohort of highly skilled young professionals ready to become the next leaders within the Australia-Japan relationship. 

The Program will involve an initial cohort meeting to launch the program in which all introductions will occur and processes and details will be advised. The partnerships are structured around three or more online meetings/ catch-ups with further engagements to be determined by each partnership. 

Please note there will not be an expectation that mentors will provide career opportunities, although the mentoring relationship may continue past this formal program organically.

This is a volunteer-based program, and mentors and mentees are not paid. Please note this program is available to those in Victoria and Japan.

Program Dates: August - November 2020

Registrations open: 8 June 2020

Registrations close: 31 July 2020

Please note that priority will be given to AJSV Members. If you wish to sign up as a member please click here

Registrations for Mentees can be accessed here 

Registrations for Mentors can be accessed here

The 2020 AJSV Online Mentoring Program Terms of Reference can be located  here



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