Information for Mentors

Our program for suited for Mentors with very limited time and are looking for a quick connection to provide students with specific industry information. The matching process is different with the Express program, as students will view the available Mentors on our system, then reach out to arrange a meeting.              

Program details

Duration 1 x 1 hour meeting - either face to face or online
Start dates All year round 
Registrations Anytime throughout the year
Matching process Mentees reach out to Mentors via the Mentoring portal

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.

Mentor guidance

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 Agreement lists potential mentoring topics and offers a good starting point and structure the discussions.

 

The Express Connection process

Career mentoring

Step 1: View Mentor profiles
Via the RMIT Mentoring Portal, students view the profiles of available Express mentors, including those suggested or found using the filter function.

Women@RMIT mentoring

Step 2: Request connection & await response 
The student will simply select 'connect' on a mentor’s profile to initiate a Mentoring partnership. Students can send 3 requests & can also be connected with 3 Mentors at a time. In the mentoring request, any questions or topics are listed to cover in the mentoring connection. Mentors have 10 days to accept or decline the Mentees request

Pride mentoring

Step 3: Connected and meet
Once an Express connection is formed, Mentees message the mentor to arrange a time to meet either in person or virtually. The Express connection will be open within the portal for 4 weeks. 

At any stage throughout this process, Mentors can also contact the RMIT Mentoring team to help the mentoring experience.
Email: mentoring@rmit.edu.au
Tel: (+61 3) 9925 4006

 

FAQs for Mentors

Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.