FAQs – MENTEES
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the mentoring program.
We'll review your area of study and career preferences and partner you with a mentor at the start of the semester.
The number of mentoring meetings you agree with your Mentor is flexible, but you should expect a minimum contact time of one hour per month over a 3 month period. Mentors and Mentees can agree to meet more frequently or decide to email, or have phone or Skype contact between meetings.
Refer firstly to the Mentor’s profile, which will tell you what level of support this Mentor can provide. The available support could range from career guidance to job shadowing, and in some cases, internships or graduate positions. It is not recommended to ask your Mentor about internships with their organisation if the Mentor profile does not specify “internships” as an area of support. Please do, however, make the most of the valuable advice and guidance you have access to and discuss with your mentor their tips and guidance for securing an internship.
Yes, but not at the same time. As a current student, there are a number of ways that you can connect with other industry mentors after your first partnership concludes. Just ask your program administrator.
We encourage you to discuss this with your Mentor in the first instance. Identify your areas of concern regarding the partnership. If you are unable to resolve an issue between you and your Mentor, you can seek advice and guidance from your program administrator.
When your partnership starts a mentoring agreement will be sent to you. This template lists many topics that may be of interest to you to discuss with your Mentor. There are also additional resources for you under the ‘Mentee Resource Guide’ section to help you structure your meetings. You can also talk to the program administrator to help maximise the benefits from your mentoring experience.
Students voluntarily join the RMIT Mentoring programs to take advantage of the career advice offered by our experienced Industry Mentors. Students do not receive credit points for participation however, they are able to have mentoring recognised as part of Future Edge.