What is eCareerCoach?eCareerCoach is an online program that connects current students with alumni and industry experts to receive valuable industry advice without having to leave your home. Students can use the program to reach out to alumni and industry to receive valuable advice about their career path. The program has been designed to be solely online therefore allowing alumni and industry partners all over the world to take part in the program.
How do I join?
- Visit eCareerCoach portal
- Click ‘sign up’ in the top right corner
- Scroll to the bottom of the 'Industry Programs' list
- Choose either 'student' or 'coach' in the eCareerCoach program
- Complete your profile
What if I encounter a problem, or have feedback about the program?Please email us at email@example.com
What if I need technical help with the platform?Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the benefits of eCareerCoach for students?
- Developing and enhancing your professional and communication skills
- Exploring new career ideas or areas of interest
- Gaining an understanding of the current work environment and what a typical day may look like
- Enable you to make informed career decisions
- Understand how the coaches got to where they are today
Who are the coaches?The coaches are Griffith University alumni and Industry professionals who are currently working in Australia or overseas
Once you have completed your profile and your training you will be able to search for a coach. You can request a coach who you would like to connect with, they will then either accept or decline the invitation.
How does it work?
The system is designed so that you are able to conduct your ‘meeting’ online. However your coach may choose to meeting via Skype, a phone call or in person.
After you have met your coach you must ‘release’ or end the relationship – make sure you remember to thank your coach for their advice and insight.
All Griffith University students.
Who is eligible to access eCareerCoach?
You must have completed 40 credit points (one Trimester) and have a GPA of 4.0 or above.
What do I have to complete before I can access it?After you have submitted your registration/profile it will be approved to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. You will then receive an email asking you to log in and view the training video and then complete a short multiple choice quiz. Once you have completed these steps you can start connecting with coaches!
How will I know if my chosen coach accepts my request?You will receive an email and it will be visible in your profile once you sign in.
What types of things should I ask my coach?You will get the most out of the program if you ask questions that relate to your coach's career and journey. You can ask about their career path, the daily realities of your job and what working life 'is really like'. Think about what you want to know and design your questions around that. Remember you only have one meeting with your coach, so make sure it counts!
You can also view the discussion topics resource.
How many coaches can I connect with?We suggest connecting with a maximum of three (3) coaches. After which we suggest you consider applying for the Industry Mentoring Program.
How do I 'release' (or conclude) a coaching relationship?Go to your profile. Click 'interact' with the coach you would like to 'release' your relationship with. Then click 'move to past connections'.
Please ensure that you have sent your coach a thank you email before you 'release' the relationship. For examples visit the resources tab.