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 a VE, 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.
|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
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
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.
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.
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.
At any stage throughout this process, students can contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146
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 Career Mentoring - Express program.
We encourage the 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 8146