Mentoring program

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Model your future mentoring program

... with Deloitte Access Economics

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 2021 program from Monday 15 February. Applications to be considered for the program close at midnight on Friday 5 March.
To apply, please see the links below or visit the Deloitte Careers page.

The program

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

The team of highly qualified economists and policy professionals helps clients to see the big picture by combining economic forecasting, modelling, analysis and advisory services to enable organisations and governments to plan for the future.

The Model your future mentoring program will run for eight months, from March to October, aligning with the academic calendar and will involve at least four meetings between the mentor and mentee.

Deloitte Access Economics is united by a passion for economics and a belief that it can create a better future for all. We are a full service economic advisory practice operating across economic advisory, health economics and social policy, and macroeconomics.

What does this mean for you?

Ultimately, the program will support the unique goals and aspirations of each mentee. This may include:

  • Expanding your interest in and understanding of economics and policy
  • Navigating university decisions and opportunities in and out of the classroom
  • 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
  • Uncovering lessons on transitioning from university to the workplace and/or from undergraduate to further studies
  • Beginning to develop your professional network
  • Reflecting on career and academic ambitions, goals, or pathways
  • Gaining exposure to Australia’s largest and leading economic advisory practice.

About our mentors

Our mentors are young female professionals with a passion for economics and policy. Many of them have Masters 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 — particularly other young women.

Our goal will be to align our mentors' backgrounds with your interests and ambitions. But if you’re not sure what your goals are, then rest assured, one of our inspiring mentors will help you find them!

About the 2021 program

Applications for the 2021 program open on Monday 15 February.

To submit an application please click the link for your region, or search the program on Deloitte’s careers page.

We are evolving the program in 2021 as a result of some of the learnings from having delivered the Model your future program entirely online in 2020. This year, the program will be delivered in a hybrid format, leveraging the benefits of Deloitte Access Economics’ national practice and a greater breadth of presenters and content, while returning in-person components where possible. The shift to a national program structure has supported an extension of the program to Perth for this first time in 2021.


Female, university students who are currently studying or interested in economics or public policy (at either undergraduate or Masters 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.Applicants must submit:

  • A brief cover letter that addresses the following questions: (1) Why are you inspired by economics or public policy? (2) What do you hope to get out of your mentorship?
  • A current resume.

Applications will close on Friday 6 March at midnight. Applicants will be contacted after this date.

Successful applicants will be required to attend

Welcome event

The program will commence in mid-March 2021. Successful applicants will be required to attend the national program launch on 17 March 2021 10 – 11am.

Program mid-point event

There will be an event to mark the mid-point of the program on 29 July 2021, between 12:30-2:00 pm. Successful applicants will be required to attend this event.

Program close event

The program will close with an event in October 2021. Successful applicants will be required to attend the program close event.

Get in contact

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

Brisbane – Liesda Marsdon

Canberra – Shannon Webeck or Alivia Fasso-Opie

Melbourne – Emma Grey

Sydney – Emily Dabbs

Perth – Karli Jeffery

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.

Deloitte values

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.

These values and priorities are reflected in the ethos of Deloitte Access Economics and in our commitment to bringing gender equality to the economics profession. We are a strong advocate for diversity and have created Model your future... with Deloitte Access Economics to champion economics and policy as a profession and career path.

At Deloitte, we care about your privacy

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.

Deloitte will be unable to consider your application to the mentoring program if you choose not to share your information.

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 Recruitment Privacy Statement.

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.

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 privacy policy

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