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Model your future mentoring program

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Deloitte Access Economics is proud to be a leader in diversity and a champion of women in economics. The Model your future... with Deloitte Access Economics mentoring program has been created to inspire more women to pursue economics and policy as a profession and career path. If you are interested in economics and policy, this program could put you on the path to success.


We are inviting applications for our 2022 program from Monday 7 February. Applications to be considered for the program close at midnight on Wednesday 2 March.

To apply, please visit the Deloitte Careers page.

About Model your future

Model your future... with Deloitte Access Economics has been established to align women studying or interested in economics and policy with female professionals working in economic advisory and policy consulting at Deloitte Access Economics.

We are passionate about economics and want to share that with you!

The Model your future mentoring program matches women currently studying economics with an experienced female economist working in our practice. Over the course of eight months (from March to October), mentees will have four meetings with a dedicated mentor, participate in a range of thought-provoking events and be exposed to engaging economic content designed to inform you of what a career in economics could look like.

“Having the title “economist” opens doors to some of the biggest policy challenges facing Australia today and this is not because we build fancy models and quote Keynes, it’s because people trust us to have done the rigorous analysis and strategic thinking to identify the path forward.”

- Kelly Heaton, Director

<p>We have developed this program to support female economists to understand the opportunities that the economics profession has to offer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ultimately, the program will support the unique goals and aspirations of each mentee (i.e., you!). This may include:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Expanding your interest in and understanding of economics and policy</li> <li>Navigating university decisions and opportunities in and out of the classroom</li> <li>Revealing how economics and the study of economics and policy can be applied in practice, including the importance of economic principles in achieving good policy</li> <li>Uncovering lessons on transitioning from university to the workplace and/or from undergraduate to further studies</li> <li>Beginning to develop your professional network</li> <li>Reflecting on career and academic ambitions, goals, or pathways</li> <li>Gaining exposure to Australia&rsquo;s largest and leading economic advisory practice.</li> </ul> <p><strong><br />Our mentors</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Our mentors are female professionals with a passion for economics and policy. Many of them have Masters&rsquo; or Honours degrees in Economics, while others come from more diverse and specialised industry backgrounds such as public health, education and finance. These women are passionate about supporting others looking to enter the profession &mdash; particularly other young women.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our goal will be to align our mentors' backgrounds with your interests and ambitions. But if you&rsquo;re not sure what your goals are, then rest assured, one of our inspiring mentors will help you find them!</p>

<p>Applications for the 2022 program open on Monday 7 February and close on Wednesday 2 March at midnight. Applicants will be contacted after this date.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Your mentoring relationship</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Based on your interests and the availability of our mentors, you will be matched with one of our passionate female economists currently working at Deloitte Access Economics. Over the course of the program, you will have<strong>&nbsp;four official meetings with your mentor,</strong>&nbsp;where you can discuss any range of topics, aspirations, career goals and ask any burning questions about what a career in economics might look like.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Every mentoring relationship is different and as such, with this program, you get out of it what you put into it. We strongly encourage mentees to turn up prepared to each meeting, to ensure that you can make the most of your mentors&rsquo; undivided attention.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Program events</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The program also includes a welcome, mid-point and close event. Successful applicants are required to attend each of these events. Previously, these events have been a mixture of online and in-person depending on the COVID situation in your location.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The welcome event officially opens the program, introducing you to our mentors in each location, the other mentees participating in the program and will give you a sense of what to expect.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The mid-point event provides an opportunity for us to share with you interesting and engaging economics or career-related content. This event has ranged from an interactive Structured Problem-Solving workshop to a Panel Event with impressive female economists such as Danielle Wood (CEO of the Grattan Institute) and Besa Deda (Chief Economist at St. George Bank).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The program close event provides mentees with an opportunity to network with other mentors and mentees in your location (depending on the geographic COVID status) and reflect the program.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Program collateral</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of the program, you will receive an official mentee guide that can be used to support you through the program. The guide provides you with administrative information about the program, as well as additional material to support you to get the most out of your mentoring relationship such as suggested talking points and goal setting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You will also receive the Model your future Newsletter, which features exclusive content curated by a team of passionate female economists currently working at Deloitte Access Economics. Previous editions have included recommended reading and podcasts, engaging editorials and interviews on current topics, and short analytical pieces.</p>

<p>Female university students who are currently studying or interested in economics or public policy (at the undergraduate level) are eligible to apply. The program welcomes applicants in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. We also welcome applicants who are studying in a regional area.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Applicants must submit</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To submit an application please search the program on Deloitte&rsquo;s careers page. All applicants must submit:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Your answers to the following pre-screening questions:(1) Why are you inspired by economics or public policy? (2) What do you hope to get out of your mentorship?</li> <li>A current resume.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Successful applicants will be required to attend</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Welcome event - the program will commence in mid-March 2022 with the national program launch event on Wednesday 16 March 2022 10:30 &ndash; 11:30am (AEST).</li> <li>Program mid-point event - there will be an event to mark the mid-point of the program on Wednesday 27 July 2022 between 12:30-2:00 pm (AEST).</li> <li>Program close event - the program will close with an event in the final week of October 2022 (date TBD).</li> </ul>

<p>Inclusion, diversity and wellbeing are core values at Deloitte and among our highest priorities as a business. Diversity welcomes everyone no matter their background, and the creation of a truly inclusive culture allows each individual to bring their best self to work each day to reach their full potential. We believe that fostering an inclusive culture unleashes the power of our diversity, and that being a leader, by definition, means being an inclusive leader.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>These values and priorities are reflected in the ethos of&nbsp;<a href="">Deloitte Access Economics</a>&nbsp;and in our commitment to bringing gender equality to the economics profession. We are a strong advocate for diversity and have created&nbsp;<em>Model your future... with Deloitte Access Economics</em>&nbsp;to champion economics and policy as a profession and career path.</p>

<p>Deloitte Access Economics has developed a mentoring program for eligible university students. Participation in this program is entirely voluntary. However, if you choose to participate, you will be required to submit an updated resume, cover letter and academic transcript.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Deloitte will be unable to consider your application to the mentoring program if you choose not to share your information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your personal information will be used as part of the selection process for participation in the Deloitte Access Economics mentoring program. It may also be used at a later stage to contact you in relation to internship and graduate recruitment opportunities at Deloitte. For more information about how we handle your personal information during the recruitment process please refer to the Deloitte&nbsp;<a href="">Recruitment Privacy Statement</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We may share your personal information with third party providers that provide services to us who are located in Australia and Singapore. Where it is stored outside of Australia, we will ensure that your information is protected to the same standards that we use to protect our own information here in Australia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about how we will handle your personal information, how you can lodge a complaint, how you can contact us and how you may access and seek correction of your information are set out in our&nbsp;<a href="">privacy policy</a>.&nbsp;</p>

Get in contact

To seek further information about the program please contact the Deloitte Access Economics Model your future program lead for your region:

Not in one of the above cities?

If you are based elsewhere in Australia please contact Liesda Marsdon to discuss mentorship opportunities in your city.

Published: January 2022

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