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.
|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
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
Step 1: Mentor Matching
Immediately after the Mentee is matched with their Mentor, they can review their Mentor’s profile.
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.
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.
At any stage throughout this process, students can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146
FAQs for students
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 Express Career Mentoring 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