Information for Students
Our exclusive program for students who are looking for an immediate connection with an industry professional to get specific industry insight. Unlike our Career Mentoring program, the Express program allows students to connect directly with the Mentor of their choice. It’s so easy - view, click and connect. Students boost their industry connections immediately!
|Duration||One hour meeting per two-week partnership|
|Start dates||Partnerships available year round|
|Registrations||Registrations open year round|
|Matching process||Mentees reach out to Mentors to request partnerships|
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 Mentors for a 1 hour for a one-off meeting per partnership. Each partnership runs for two weeks.
The Express Connection process
Step 1: View Mentor profiles
Via the RMIT Express Mentoring Portal, Mentees view the profiles of available Express Mentors, including those suggested or found using the filter function.
Step 2: Request connection
The Mentee will select 'connect' on a Mentor’s profile to initiate an Express Mentoring partnership. Students can send up to 3 requests & can be connected with up to 3 Mentors at a time. Mentors have 10 days to accept or decline a Mentee's request.
Step 3: Connect & meet
Once an Express connection is formed, Mentees message the Mentor to arrange a time to meet either in person or virtually. The Express Mentoring connection will be open within the portal for 2 weeks, during which Mentees and Mentors can coordinate and complete their
At any stage throughout this process, Mentors can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 8146
FAQs for students
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
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