Information for Students

A tailored program that connects students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community with LGBTQIA+ industry professionals. The program gives students the opportunity to connect, network and share stories around personal and career journeys with their Pride Mentor. This program is managed on a strictly confidential basis.

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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 gain advice and guidance from an industry professional on a wide variety 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

The number of agreed mentoring meetings is flexible, but it is expected a minimum of one hour per month over the 3 month partnership.  Mentors and Mentees can agree 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

Career mentoring

Step 1: Mentor Matching
Immediately after the Mentee is matched with their Mentor, they can review their Mentor’s profile. 

Women@RMIT mentoring

Step 2: The ‘Partnership Agreement’ and 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 to help structure the meetings.

Pride mentoring

Step 3: Connect and meet with the Mentor
Now it’s time to connect with your Mentor via the Mentoring platform. Here, 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. The better the Mentee is prepared, the better the experience will be. 

Note:
At any stage throughout this process, students can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Email: 
mentoring@rmit.edu.au

 

 

FAQs for students

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