Information for Students

Now in its 9th year, the flagship RMIT Career Mentoring program continues to foster meaningful relationships between current RMIT students and industry professionals.  Students are matched with a mentor, based on their field of study, areas of interest, and career goals. The program is open to all students from every discipline, at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The connections made in this program help prepare students for a successful future beyond RMIT.

Sign up today to become a mentee.
 

Program details

Duration Recommended minimum of 1 hour per month over 3 months
Start dates Beginning semester 1 & semester 2
Registrations Registrations open year round
Matching process Partnerships manually created by Mentoring Team

The Mentoring opportunity

The mentoring partnership will provide mentees with a valuable opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from an industry professional on a wide range of industry, skills and employment-related topics such as:  

  • Soft skills required in the industry 
  • Advice on how to find an internship
  • Job search skills 
  • Career paths 

Time commitment

Mentees are mentors are asked to meet monthly between April and June for a Semester 1 mentoring partnership, or between August and October for a Semester 2 mentoring partnership.  It is expected that you will meet for a minimum of 1 hour per month, over the 3 months.  Meetings can take place face-to-face or remotely.

 

The Mentoring partnership process

Career mentoring

Step 1: Mentor matching
Mentees will be matched with a mentor in April for a Semester 1 mentoring partnership, or August for a Semester 2 mentoring partnership.
Immediately after the mentee is matched with their mentor, they can review their mentor’s profile.

Women@RMIT mentoring

Step 2: Preparing for the mentoring experience
A partnership agreement template will be sent to the mentee. This lists a number of topics that may be of interest to discuss. There are also a wide range of resources in our ‘Mentee Resource Guide’ section.

Pride mentoring

Step 3: Connect and meet with your mentor
Now it’s time to connect with your mentor. The mentee reaches out to their mentor to arrange the first meeting and clarify any questions with the mentor. The partnership begins with the initial meeting. 

Note:
At any stage throughout this process, students can contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Email: 
mentoring@rmit.edu.au
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146

 

FAQs 

Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.