Sharing career stories through our mentoring programs has always been at the heart of ABCN’s work and recently we’ve taken that one step further.

Through our ABCN Connects initiative, we asked our mentors to share with students their personal and professional stories of resilience, adaptability and dealing with uncertainty or change. We asked questions such as: What advice would you give to your teenage self? What does it really mean to do your job? What’s been your most fabulous failure and what did you learn from it? And the stories came rolling in.

These short video stories are here to offer motivation, inspiration, hope and practical tips for young people as they think about the future. They come from a wide variety of ABCN mentors, from CEOs to recent graduates and ABCN program alumni.

Teachers and students: we’ve put together a discussion guide as a suggested way for you to watch these messages. Click here to download the resource to use at home or in the classroom. It’s designed to be used with any of the themes below. The videos are aimed at students currently in high school.

Click on one of the themes below to view the video stories.


Stories of overcoming adversity, dealing with change and building resilience when times are tough.


Stories of ‘fabulous failures’ and lessons from when things don’t go to plan.

Growth, opportunities & goals

Stories of personal and professional growth, making the most of opportunities, and goal-setting.

Subject Selection & Career Choice

Stories and advice about school, university and career choice.

Lifelong Learning

Stories and advice about the benefits of lifelong learning.

You can also click the button below to sort the videos by industry.


Stories from industries such as finance, law, marketing, technology and more.

High school students: Do you have a burning career question you’d like to ask our mentors? Click here to submit your question by video or text. We’ll then select a variety of questions to be answered by ABCN mentors and published on our website for the benefit of you and other students.

Please note by submitting your message by video you are agreeing that you are 15 years old or over and you consent to your question being shared via email to the ABCN mentor network. When submitting, please be sure to include your contact details, school name and which state you live in. If you have any issues accessing or using the link above please contact us and we will assist.   

If you or someone you know needs support, help can be found at Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

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Please contact us on 02 8988 6850 or by using the form below: