JA Australia kicked off the week with another successful speed mentoring event facilitated by Bloomberg at their Sydney office. High school students across Sydney had the opportunity to meet with Bloomberg corporate volunteers to discuss their careers aspirations and goals for life after school.
The Bloomberg Speed Mentoring Program aims to help raise awareness of various and unknown career opportunities and pathways across all industries and backgrounds. The night involved 20 eager high school students rotating in a clockwise motion, allocated 6 minutes with each mentor before moving to the next seat.
Students had the opportunity to ask questions from securing internships, cadetships and getting advice on where to start once they graduate from high school.
"For some of us, we come from a background where our parents never had the opportunity to go to university or had the ideal career path. This event was a great chance for me to meet people who are already in the industry especially working in Finance" - Jade Lin (High School Attendee)
It was another successful event, with fantastic feedback from both the Bloomberg mentors and high school students.
Students left feeling inspired and had a more definite sense of direction as to which industry they'd like to work in.
"The experiences the mentors shared were very inspiring and the advice they offered helped me formulate my lifepath on where I can go with my career and the various pathways that I can choose" - Katherine Nguyen (High School Attendee)
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