Mentor a student

We are actively seeking alumni to mentor La Trobe students through our online Career Ready Mentoring Program.

With three university-wide mentoring streams, there is a program to suit your experience:

  • Undergraduate program - A mentoring program to help undergraduate students prepare for careers in a broad range of professional/study areas.
  • Postgraduate by Coursework program – A mentoring program to support postgraduate students develop their professional skills, expand industry networks and enhance their career direction.
  • MBA program - A mentoring program to support MBA students to develop their business, leadership and management skills.

Why mentor a student?

  • Share your skills, expertise and industry knowledge
  • Boost your coaching skills and experience
  • Develop the next generation of talent
  • Expand your professional network
  • What's required?

    As a guide, we suggest that potential mentors have 1-2 years of professional experience (10+ years for MBA).

    You and your student mentee will be guided step-by-step through a structured online program.

    The program will include suggested activities and conversation topics designed to help shape your mentee's next career steps. Sample conversations you could have include

    • Setting career goals
    • Choosing/shaping a career direction
    • Job search and application tips
    • What to expect and how to thrive at work
    • How to deal with workplace challenges
    • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities including professional associations in your industry.

    Your mentee may also ask you to provide feedback on a sample resume or a response to a selection criteria.

    Program length and contact hours

    Each program will:

    • Run for approximately 4 months with flexible start dates
    • Involve approximately 1 hour of contact each week

    Contact can be face-to-face, by email, telephone or Skype and frequency of meetings is to be negotiated between each mentor and mentee.

    Get involved - register now

    If you are interested in being involved please visit the Career Ready Mentoring Program website.

    More information

    Zoe Hodgson
    Alumni Relations Coordinator
    La Trobe University
    T: 03 9479 1653

    Dilani Rasanayagam
    Online Mentoring Program Administrator
    Careers & Employability Adviser
    La Trobe University
    T: 03 9479 8840