Information for Students
One of our global Mentoring programs for all students and young alumni from RMIT University Vietnam and Singapore Institute of Management to be matched with industry professionals to explore their career options both in the local regions and abroad. With the merge of Vietnam and Singapore cohorts, RMIT Career Mentoring - Asia program continues to foster meaningful connections among RMIT community.
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|Mentoring Meetings||Mentees send meeting requests to mentors for a one-off connection|
|Mentoring Partnerships||Once a mentee and mentor have had their mentoring meeting, they may choose to continue their connection in a more formal, three-month mentoring partnership, if both parties agree|
|Registrations||Registration opens year-round|
|Matching process||Mentees and mentors are matched in 3 different ways:
1. Mentees browse the database and send mentoring requests to mentors
2. Mentees are recommended suitable mentors by the program
3. Mentees attend networking events to be matched with a mentor
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
The number of agreed mentoring meetings is flexible, but it is expected a minimum of one hour per month contact time. 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: Finding a Mentor
Browse the profiles of mentors recommended to you or use the search filter to find a mentor whose profile stands out to you. Once you’ve found a mentor, you’ll want to send them a meeting request and introduce yourself. You can send up to 3 mentors a meeting request at any one time.
If you're having trouble finding a match or would like some assistance, contact the RMIT Mentoring team and we can help find a match for you!
Step 2: Meeting your Mentor
Once the mentor has accepted your meeting request, it’s time to prepare for your upcoming meeting. Before your meeting, think about your career goals and write down any initial questions that come to mind for your mentor to answer. You may even like to send your questions through to your mentor before you meet, so they have some time to prepare their answers. You will find a range of helpful resources and topics to discuss with your mentor in the ‘Mentee Resource Guide’.
Step 3: The 3-month partnership opportunity
Post-meeting, you can choose to continue the connection in a 3-month partnership if both parties agree. Complete the post-meeting survey, which will notify the RMIT Mentoring team of your request. From there, the team will create the partnership for you.
Repeat the connection process
Continue browsing and connecting with new mentors each month to build your professional network!
It is not recommended that mentees ask their mentor about internships with their organisation if the Mentor profile does not specify “internships” as an area of support.
At any stage throughout this process, Students can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
How to find the right mentor? Contact us at email@example.com or book an appointment with the RMIT Career Mentoring team to get consulted: https://careerhub.rmit.edu.vn/
FAQs for students
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
Can I have more than one mentor?
Yes, you have an option to request a mentoring meeting with a maximum up to 3 mentors at a time. This will allow you to not only get all your pressing career-related questions answered but also give you opportunities to choose which mentor you'd like to pursue in a longer-term mentoring partnership.
I'm concerned about an aspect of the partnership.
We encourage students to discuss this with their mentor in the first instance. Identify the areas that they feel their interests are not aligned. For example, are you seeking insights into a particular job role that your mentor does not feel experienced enough to provide guidance? Seek advice and guidance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.
My mentor and I are not located in the same city – what are our options?
If your mentor is located outside of your living area, you can utilize our function "Virtual Meeting" to setup an online video chat with your mentor right on the platform. Other than that, you can also utilize video conference tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout.