Mentor a student

We are actively seeking alumni to mentor La Trobe students through our online mentoring platform.

Our focus for the current semester's program is matching mentors with students from a wide range of experience, diverse backgrounds and industry sectors therefore we encourage all prospective mentors to complete the online membership form.

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

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.

    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

    In 2017, the 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 your interest

    If you are interested in being involved in the current or future programs, please complete the expression of interest form.

    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