There are a couple of ways for me to find industry mentors. One is through the ACM and the other through the university.
This morning I went to an information session to find out about how the mentoring relationship works. It has given me lots of hope for finding a way into industry when I don’t really know anyone who might help with finding work.
I have already registered and uploaded my details for the ACM. The mentor I selected was not available. However, with the university, the process starts in about three weeks, so I will be keen to find out how it goes.
Last night I went to a training session for NAPLAN markers presented by Lee Willett. She would be a good mentor, particularly if I am selected to work for three weeks marking exam papers with her team.
Suddenly, I could think of many people who would be great mentors. It also dawned on me that I could get an inside view of industries that appeal to me where the work I did for my thesis might convert to value for the company.
It’s really great to see the future open up in some small way as I continue updating my thesis for the final submission.