FAQs – MENTORS
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
This program is open to Industry Professionals who typically have three or more years of professional workforce experience in a supervisory, management or leadership capacity and who have a willingness to share their expertise and experience.
The amount of mentoring time you devote to your partnership is flexible, but a minimum contact time of one hour per month is required. You may be able to meet more frequently or agree to email or phone contact between meetings. Mentoring partnerships will typically run for 12 weeks, but may be ended early if all their questions are answered or extended, if both parties agree.
Mentees are expected to drive the relationship as they may have different mentoring needs – general career advice, career planning, information on further studies, personal encouragement and confidence building, and/or specific guidance on sourcing jobs and internships.
Your first meeting will offer the perfect opportunity to discuss your Mentees specific needs and expectations. You may find the Mentoring Agreement which lists potential mentoring topics and offers a good starting point and structure for your discussions. This will be sent to you when your partnership commences.
Yes absolutely. All Mentors have their maximum partnerships set at "1", but by editing your profile you can increase this default setting.
We encourage you to discuss this with your Mentee in the first instance. Identify your areas of concern regarding the partnership. If you are unable to resolve an issue between you and your Mentee, you can seek advice and guidance from the RMIT Mentoring team – contact details: email@example.com Ph: 6248 1632. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.