Pathfinder - speed mentoring with alumni mentors

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For later year students, graduates and young alumni in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the uncertainties of the future can seem daunting. How do I land that dream job? What does the next job look like? Should I undertake further study?

A calm word of encouragement or advice from someone who has been in your shoes and successfully navigated these challenges can always help.

The Pathfinder program aims to connect you with STEM volunteer alumni mentors who will share their expertise, advice and encouragement on your career aspirations. The event will include panel discussions from alumni sharing advice relevant for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhB graduates and students. Additionally, there will be a speed networking session afterwards, providing you with the opportunity to connect one-on-one with alumni industry professionals who are keen to offer you guidance and support.

Come dressed in your best as a photographer will be on site to update your professional LinkedIn headshot. The ANU Careers team will also be on hand to conduct CV health checks, ensuring that you are well-prepared for your career journey.

Join us on Friday, 19 May from 8-9:30am for a light breakfast to kick-start the next chapter of your career journey. Don’t forget to bring your resume, any questions, and an open mind.

Pathfinder - speed mentoring and alumni career stories in STEM

Topic: What's your next career move?

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

Time: 8-9:30am

Location: Room HN1.33 Seminar room, Hanna Neumann, Building 145, Science Road, The Australian National University


We look forward to seeing you there! Be sure to keep checking back for updates, as we'll be adding more profiles of speakers and mentors to this page.


A Sneak Peek of who will be in the room: 

Panel Speaker: Anthony Oh (BE'01 MBA'19)

Anthony Oh is an accomplished engineer with 23 years of experience in the field. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering and a MBA from ANU. Anthony is known for his expertise in Robotics and Automation, Systems Engineering, Management and Leadership. With a passion for innovation, Anthony has experience in developing innovations in renewable energy, automotive, medical, manufacturing sectors and supporting Government capability projects.  His strategic insights and problem-solving abilities will provide valuable guidance and practical advice to inspire students and young alumni at the Pathfinder Speed Mentoring Event.


Speed Mentor: Yijia(Sandy) Ma (BMathSc'20 MComp'22)

Sandy Ma is a bright young professional. As an alumni speed mentor, she brings a wealth of knowledge in applying interdisciplinary professions and superpowers of connecting and equalizing to help customers on various problems. 

Working as a graduate at Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, she can share tips and trick on how to apply for graduate programs with you. Sandy has experience working as a software intern at Spark3D and as a Mentee in MentorMe Cisco. Sandy is a passionate and responsible individual with a diverse cultural background, committed to helping current students achieve their full potential and reach their career goals.



Young alumni, recent graduates and later year students. 

Join us for Pathfinder, a breakfast mentoring event featuring undergraduate and postgraduate panel discussions, where you will hear from our experienced alumni who were in your shoes not so long ago.


Would you like to volunteer?

Are you interested in sharing your time and expertise to help guide our newest Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics graduates and young alumni through the challenges of entering and navigating the workforce?

We are seeking volunteer guides and panelists for Pathfinder, a breakfast with a panel presentation and networking advice session. If you are keen to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Email


Date & time

8–9.30am 19 May 2023


Room:Seminar Room 1.33


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