Information for Mentors
A tailored program specifically for female students entering male-dominated industries. The program gives insight and guidance from professionals in the industry who are committed to gender diversity and equality in the workplace.
|Duration||3 x 1-hour meeting for 3 months|
|Start dates||March and August|
|Registrations||Anytime throughout the year|
|Matching process||Mentoring team matches student mentees with mentors|
Who can be a Mentor?
This program is open to industry professionals who have approximately three or more years of experience, and who have an understanding of what females face in male-dominated industries, particularly those in the STEM industries.
Mentees are expected to drive the relationship as they may have different mentoring needs such as:
- Soft skills needed in the industry
- Seeking and finding an internship
- Job search skills
- The career path
- Personal and Professional development opportunities
The first meeting offers the perfect opportunity to discuss the Mentees specific needs and expectations. The Mentoring Agreement lists potential mentoring topics and offers a good starting point and structure the discussions.
The number of agreed Mentoring meetings is flexible, but it is expected a minimum of one hour per month contact time. The Mentors and Mentees 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 Mentor / Mentee partnerships are created, Mentors have the opportunity to review the Mentees profile.
Step 2: The ‘Partnership Agreement’ and preparing for the Mentoring
A Partnership Agreement template will be sent to the Mentor and Mentee. This lists a number of topics (examples are listed above) that may be of interest. There is also a wide range of resources in our ‘Mentor Resource Guide’ section to help structure the meetings.
Step 3: Connect and meet with the Mentor
Now it’s time to connect with the Mentee via the Mentoring platform. Here the Mentor and Mentee will arrange the first meeting and clarify any questions related to the partnership.
At any stage throughout this process, Mentors can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 4006
FAQs for MentorsHere are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.