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A Look at the SMS Mentoring Launch Event 2014

Salil Kumar Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus for the launch event of the Sydney Marketing Society’s 2014 Winter Mentoring Program. The Sydney Marketing Society (SMS) based at the University of Sydney looks to connect talented young marketers with leading employers in the marketing sector. The Mentoring Program is a recently launched initiative by the society, currently in its second year, which matches student mentees with mentors from the industry. The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the real working environments of their mentors, as well as build strong professional networks during their studies.

As a Master of Marketing student with a background in accounting, my exposure to the marketing industry has been very minimal to date. I was therefore very eager to participate in SMS’s mentoring program, as it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the industry, and seek guidance from someone who has been working in a field of Marketing (digital) that is of great interest to me.  Since having met my mentor, I am greatly looking forward to the next 8 weeks of the program, within which I will be visiting his place of work, possibly shadowing someone from his company for a day, and learning as much as I can within this time frame! Keep an eye out for more stories of participants experiences throughout the Mentoring Program to come. Salil Kumar currently writes for the Marketing Matters student blog, where this blog post was originally posted. See other posts by Salil and his fellow University of Sydney Masters of Marketing students- http://mktg-matters.blogspot.com.au/ 

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