Information for Mentors
One of our global Mentoring programs for industry professionals to be partnered with students from RMIT University Vietnam to explore their career options both in Vietnam and abroad.
|Duration||Three (3) 1-hour meeting for 3 months|
|Start dates||March and August|
|Registrations||Anytime throughout the year|
Who can be a Mentor?
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.
Mentees are expected to drive the relationship as they may have different mentoring needs such as:
- Soft skills needed in industry
- Seeking and finding 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 Planner 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 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.
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 and arrange the first meeting and clarify any questions with the Mentor.
At any stage throughout this process, Mentors can also contact the RMIT Mentoring Vietnam team to help the mentoring experience.
FAQs – Mentors
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
Yes absolutely. All Mentors have their maximum partnerships set at 3, but by editing your profile you can change this default setting.
Students will be allocated to a mentor at the start of each university semester. If for any reason Mentors are unable to mentor a student, they will need to inform the Mentoring team to reduce the Mentors availability.
We encourage Mentors to discuss this with their Mentee in the first instance. Mentors need to identify their areas of concern regarding the partnership. If they are unable to resolve an issue within the partnership, they can seek advice and guidance from the RMIT Mentoring team: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.