Criteria to get an accounting mentor
If you are are a Dolph Business School student that is studying an accounting or bookkeeping courses, you are located in Australia and you are between the ages of 18 and 28, you may qualify for mentorship opportunities. If you are a Dolph Business School student and you don’t meet these criteria but you are interested in this program, please contact our administration team and we will see what other options we can help you with.
How can a mentor help me with my accounting career?
Anytime you are provided with any advice or guidance, you should grab these opportunities with both hands. When you are lucky enough to have that opportunity from someone that has gone through the journey, the benefits are endless.
If you are studying accounting, you love working with balance sheets, tax returns, and other accounting/bookkeeping duties. You probably also know that there are normally a variety of different career paths you can take once you graduate from your course. You, can either open up your own accounting or bookkeeping firm or you are looking to work at an accounting firm.
When you are studying, you might already have an idea of which path you want to choose based on your own perception of what you think each one will be like or maybe something you have researched online. But for the most part, you are guessing because you are not actually dealing with someone that has gone through the process. This is where accounting and bookkeeping mentorships are handy.
You get the opportunity to ask questions of someone that has either had their own bookkeeping or accounting business, or someone that that has worked with either big accounting businesses or small accounting or bookkeeping businesses.
Why do I need a mentor when everything is available online?
This is true to a certain extent. You can learn all about bookkeeping by watching something like the video below. Videos are great for teaching you the fundamentals of bookkeeping or accounting, but when it comes to questions about what life is like once you graduate or discussing which part of the course or training material you should focus on, mentors are a wealth of inspiration and guidance – they can help you in the way no course can.
Some would argue that you can just post a question below and find wait for them to answer but the problem with this method is how do you know the person that is answering the questions knows anything about running an accounting business or work with a bookkeeping or accounting firm. The truth is you don’t. Anyone can create this videos and be a self-proclaimed expert in any field.
The mentors that work with us are vetted by strict criteria to ensure they are going to be beneficial to our students. We also have accounting internships for students who are interested – for a fee. Please contact us to find our more information,