Information for Students
RMIT Pride Week is a celebration of the contributions of our rainbow community. It is an opportunity to continue to raise awareness of important issues around inclusion, create spaces for belonging, and share stories that connect.
Join us at RMIT Pride Week (May 2021) for a series of Career Mentoring - Group Experiences, specifically tailored for our rainbow community. Facilitated by the RMIT Mentoring team, the Group Experiences will be delivered through online platforms to engage with students in Melbourne and far-reaching places.
Register your interest below to receive the latest updates on the RMIT Pride Week lineup of Career Mentoring events.
Register your interest
|Event dates||May 2021 (dates to be confirmed)|
|Applications||Applications open: Monday 26th, April 2021
Applications close: Sunday 2nd, May 2021
|Event duration||Each Group Experience is 90-minutes long|
The RMIT Pride Week opportunity
The RMIT Pride Week series of Career Mentoring - Group Experiences will provide you with a valuable opportunity to gain tailored advice and career guidance from LGBTQIA+ industry professionals. Build your industry connections and discuss a wide variety of industry, skills, and employment-related topics such as:
- Identifying LGBTQIA+ "friendly" employers
- Self-acceptance and the coming out process
- Connecting with LGBTQIA+ supportive organisations, associations, and support groups
- Managing multiple identities (e.g. gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and spiritual)
- Industry knowledge and trends
- Career path planning and progression
- Sourcing graduate roles
- Job application process and navigating the employment market
- Interview preparation
RMIT Pride Week: Event Structure
Step 1: Meet the Mentors
Duration: 30 minutes
Facilitated by the RMIT Mentoring team, you will be welcomed and introduced to the mentors, who will each provide a brief summary of their career journey, the skills they have built, and their personal insight into industry.
Step 2: Breakout Rooms
Duration: 60 minutes
You will then split off into breakout rooms, connecting you with a mentor and a small number of fellow students for an intensive 20-minute mentoring session. Here, the mentor provides more in-depth career advice for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and gives you the opportunity to ask questions relating to your career goals and aspirations.
Mentors will rotate between breakout rooms every 20 minutes, giving you the opportunity to meet 3 mentors in total, over a 60-minute period.
Step 3: Continue the Connection
Once the event has concluded, continue the new connections you've made by connecting with the mentors on LinkedIn. Be sure to include a message in your connection request!
You may also like to join our flagship Career Mentoring - Melbourne program if you have not yet done so. With a community of over 1,000 mentors, we're sure you'll come across many mentors with whom you would like to connect. Once you've found a mentor whose profile stands out to you, send them a one-off meeting or 3-month partnership request!
FAQs for students
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the Career Mentoring - Pride Week program:
Yes, you are welcome to apply for more than one Career Mentoring - Group Experience.
Yes, the maximum amount of students for each Group Experience is 50 students.
Whilst you are not required to switch your camera on in the main room, we encourage you to have your camera on when moving to your breakout room if possible.