Information for Students
This is the kind of access you came to RMIT for. With RMIT's strong links to industry, students receive instant access to a powerful and diverse network of industry leaders - locally and globally. Unlike the flagship Career Mentoring - Melbourne program, students can choose their own mentors. Each express partnership goes for 2 weeks and mentees can connect with up to 3 mentors at a time. This program is designed for final year students, or for students who have already completed a 3 month mentoring partnership.
Sign up today to become a mentee.
|Duration||One-off mentoring connections|
|Start dates||Mentoring connections available year-round|
|Registrations||Registrations open year-round|
|Matching process||Mentees reach out to mentors to request a mentoring connection|
The Mentoring Opportunity
The mentoring partnership will provide mentees with a valuable opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from an industry professional on a wide range of industry, skills and employment-related topics such as:
- Soft skills required in the industry
- Advice on how to find an internship
- Job search skills
- Career paths
Mentees meet with their mentor for 1 hour for a one-off meeting per partnership. Each partnership runs for two weeks.
The Express Connection Process
Step 1: Find a mentor
Browse the mentoring portal, view your recommended mentors or use the mentoring filter function to find a suitable mentor. When you’ve found a mentor in the program whose profile stands out to you, you’ll want to send them a message and introduce yourself.
Step 2: Request a mentoring connection
To introduce yourself, select 'connect' on a mentor’s profile to initiate a mentoring connection. You can send up to 5 mentoring requests and can connect with up to 5 Mentors at a time. Mentors have 10 days to accept or decline a request.
Step 3: Arrange to connect with your mentor
Once a mentor has accepted your connection request, arrange how you would like to connect. It can be an email exchange, an online video chat, a phone call, or sitting down over a cup of coffee. How you would like to connect is up to you and your mentor!
FAQs for students
Yes, mentees can have 3 Express mentors at one time.
We encourage the student to discuss this with their Mentor in the first instance. Identify the areas of concern regarding the partnership. If unable to resolve a Partnership issue, students can seek advice and guidance from the RMIT Mentoring Team. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive manner for both parties.
Phone: 03 9925 8146