Information for Students

A tailored program specifically for female students in IT, Engineering or Property Construction entering male dominated industries. Students will receive guidance from industry professionals who are committed to gender diversity and equality in the workplace.  

Program details

Duration 3 x 1 hour meeting over 12 weeks
Start dates March and August
Registrations Anytime throughout the year
Matching process Mentoring team matches student mentees with mentors

The Mentoring opportunity

The Mentoring partnership will provide Mentees with a valuable opportunity to attain advice and guidance from an industry professional on a wide variety of industry, skills and employment related topics such as:  

  • the soft skills needed in industry 
  • advice on how to find an internship
  • job search skills 
  • a career path 

Time commitment

The number of agreed Mentoring meetings is flexible, but it is expected a minimum of one hour every 4 weeks during the 12 week partnership.  The 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 have the opportunity to review their Mentor’s profile. 

Women@RMIT mentoring

Step 2: The ‘Partnership Agreement’ and preparing for the Mentoring 
A Partnership Agreement template will be sent to the Mentee. This lists a number of topics (examples are listed below) that may be of interest to discuss. There are also a wide range of resources in our ‘Mentee Resource Guide’ section to help you structure the meetings.

Pride mentoring

Step 3: Connect and meet with the Mentor
Now it’s time to connect with the Mentor via the Mentoring platform. Here the Mentee reaches out to the 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
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146
 

FAQs for students

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