The Mill House Business Development Manager, Lina, interviews Chevelle Millhouse on mentorship, great qualities for an intern and advice for Industry Professionals considering mentoring as a way to give back.
Oxide Interactive are a digital engagement consultancy, crafting digital products that enable change. With the internet as our high tech playground, Oxide Interactive combine fresh ideas with appropriate technology, to create digital products that solve complex challenges and generate meaningful value.
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Meet our project mentor, Chevelle Millhouse from Oxide Interactive!
At the Mill House Ventures, we believe mentoring to be an essential professional and personal development element. It is the secret sauce of our programs. We are incredibly lucky to have these amazing, talented and experienced mentors that gift their time to achieve a greater purpose.
Let us share an insider joke we have here at The Mill House: “Chevelle Millhouse was meant to be a Mill House mentor!” The name alone shows synergy and synchronicity, which we love at Mill House.
At the Mill House Clinic, our mentors work with our Associates – University of Canberra students – to deliver pro-bono, high-quality professional business services to local social enterprises, small not-for-profits and Indigenous-led businesses.
Now, enough folly, let us get serious and discuss how amazing our new mentor from Oxide is!
Chevelle Millhouse has extensive management experience and stakeholder management skills. After working for more than a decade in the security industry, she transitioned to the digital world and is now Oxide Interactive’s Operations Manager.
Her super-power? To get things done!
Chevelle Millhouse mentored three Associates during Semester 1 2020; two Information Technology students and one marketing student from the University of Canberra. Their biref was to design a new website for the Indigenous-led business Joseph Lafferty, Straight Photography and Video.
Lina: Hi Chevelle, can you please tell our readers, what is your story?
Chevelle: I was advised early in my career to seek mentorship and I have been fortunate enough to cultivate strong and lasting relationships with a small number of mentors who have been extremely influential in supporting me to achieve my professional goals. Getting involved with the Mill House Clinic program has given me a great opportunity to give back and provide mentorship to others who are at the beginning of their professional journeys.
Lina: How would you describe your experience with the Mill House Clinic program? How has this experience impacted you?
Chevelle: The experience has been thoroughly rewarding and I’ve really appreciated getting to know the associates and have thoroughly enjoyed watching their dedication and hard work turn into some great results for a very deserving client.
Lina: What are the qualities that you like to see in interns?
Chevelle: The associates demonstrated many admirable qualities that attributed to their success including adaptability, willingness to problem solve, dedication, tenacity and a passion to achieve results.”
Lina: What is your advice to other mentors?
Chevelle: My advice to others considering joining the mentorship program would be to jump straight in! The program is very flexible in regard to scheduling and levels of engagement and the experience is extremely rewarding on a personal level.
Thank you Chevelle for your great work supporting our Associates, and for ensuring high-quality outcomes for The Mill House Clinic clients! We can’t wait to work with you again.
If you are an Industry Professional looking for way to give back to the Canberra community by mentoring a University of Canberra student across any discipline, please visit our clinic page and apply for a mentoring role.