Information for students

Now in its 9th year, the RMIT Career Mentoring - Melbourne program continues to foster meaningful connections between current RMIT students and industry professionals. With RMIT's strong links to industry, students receive instant access to a powerful and diverse network of industry leaders - both locally and globally. The program is open to all students from every discipline, at VE, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.  The connections made in this program help prepare students for a successful future beyond RMIT.

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The RMIT Career Mentoring – Melbourne program is designed to be easy and flexible and makes it possible for students to connect with mentors in a variety of ways. You can invite a mentor to meet for a coffee or connect remotely over email, phone, or video chat. All mentoring connections start off with a one-off meeting, with an opportunity to continue the connection in a longer-term, 3-month partnership.

Program details

Mentoring meetings Mentees send meeting requests to mentors for a one-off connection 
Mentoring partnerships Once a mentee and mentor have had their mentoring meeting, they may choose to continue their connection in a more formal, three-month mentoring partnership, if both parties agree
Registrations Registrations open year-round
Number of connections Mentees can connect with up to five mentors at a time

 

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, and career paths.
 

Time commitment
 

Mentoring meetings The time commitment for mentees is minimal, with an average meeting duration of 1 hour.
Mentoring partnerships If you decide to continue the connection in a 3-month partnership, you will meet a further 3 times over the partnership, e.g. 1 hour per month, over 3 months. 

 

 

The connection process

Step 1: Finding a mentor
Browse the profiles of mentors recommended to you or use the search filter to find a mentor whose profile stands out to you. Once you’ve found a mentor, you’ll want to send them a meeting request and introduce yourself. You can send up to 5 mentors a meeting request at any one time.

If you're having trouble finding a match or would like some assistance, contact the RMIT Mentoring team and we can help find a match for you!

Step 2: Meeting your mentor
Once the mentor has accepted your meeting request, it’s time to prepare for your upcoming meeting. Before your meeting, think about your career goals and write down any initial questions that come to mind for your mentor to answer. You may even like to send your questions through to your mentor before you meet, so they have some time to prepare their answers. 
You will find a range of helpful resources and topics to discuss with your mentor in the ‘Mentee Resource Guide’.

Step 3: The 3-month partnership opportunity
Post-meeting, you can choose to continue the connection in a 3-month partnership if both parties agree. Complete the post-meeting survey, which will notify the RMIT Mentoring team of your request. From there, the team will create the partnership for you.

Repeat the connection process
Continue browsing and connecting with new mentors each month to build your professional network!

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 7370

 

FAQs 

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