Information for students
Our flagship Melbourne based program is available for all students from all disciplines. The Careers and Employability Mentoring team will understand our students and ascertain their goals, then match them with industry based Mentors to help gain experience and an introduction to the industry.
|Duration||3 x 1 hour meeting for 3 months|
|Start dates||March and August|
|Registrations||Anytime throughout the year|
|Matching process||Mentoring team matches student mentees with mentors|
The Mentoring opportunity
The Mentoring partnership will provide Mentees with a valuable opportunity attain advice and guidance from an industry professional on a wide variety of industry, skills and employment related topics such as:
- the soft skills needed in industry
- advice on how to find an internship
- job search skills
- a career path
The number of agreed Mentoring meetings is flexible, but it is expected a minimum of one hour per month contact time. The Mentors and Mentees agree with your Mentor to meet more frequently or decide to email, or have phone or Skype contact between meetings. If both parties agree, the Partnership may be ended early if all questions are answered.
The Mentoring partnership process
Step 1: Mentor Matching
Immediately after the Mentee is matched with their Mentor, they have the opportunity to review their Mentor’s profile. The profile shows the level of support the Mentor can provide which ranges from career guidance to job shadowing, and in some cases, internships or graduate positions.
Step 2: The ‘Partnership Agreement’ and preparing for the Mentoring
A Partnership Agreement template will be sent to the Mentee. This lists a number of topics (examples are listed below) that may be of interest to discuss. There are also a wide range of resources in our ‘Mentee Resource Guide’ section to help you structure the meetings.
Step 3: Connect and meet with the Mentor
Now it’s time to connect with the Mentor via the Mentoring platform. Here the Mentee reaches out to the Mentor and arrange the first meeting and clarify any questions with the Mentor. The partnership begins with the initial meeting. The better the Mentee is prepared, the better the experience will be.
It is not recommended that Mentees ask Mentor about internships with their organisation if the Mentor profile does not specify “internships” as an area of support.
At any stage throughout this process, Students can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 99254006
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
Yes, but not at the same time. You are welcome to connect with another Mentor after a partnership concludes by taking part in the Mentoring Express program.
We encourage student to discuss this with their Mentor in the first instance. Identify the areas of concern regarding the partnership. If unable to resolve a Partnership issue, students can seek advice and guidance from the RMIT Mentoring Team. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.
Phone: 03 9925 4006