Industry Mentoring and Networking

Kick start your career with support and advice from an Industry Mentor

Industry Mentoring at La Trobe connects students, alumni and professionals through a rewarding program of learning, networking and professional development.

Why join the mentoring program?


Joining the program can help:

  • Connect you with Industry professionals, many of whom are La Trobe graduates themselves
  • Support you through a rewarding process of learning, networking and Professional Development
  • Maximise your confidence to succeed

Your mentor will be there to:

  • Motivate and challenge you
  • Challenge your preconceived ideas and beliefs
  • Provide valuable insights into the job market in a specific industry sector
  • Assist you in the early stages of your career planning.

Domestic

For domestic students looking for a city-based or regional mentoring experience.

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International

Australian and international mentorship for international and domestic students.

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Women in STEM

For female students wishing to enter male dominated industries.

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Ask Alumni

Consult with an industry expert in a one-off, quick career conversation.

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  • What does  Mentoring Involve?
  • About  Our Mentors

Each mentoring agreement lasts for 12 weeks, It is available at the following times:

  • February - June (semester 1)
  • July - November (semester 2)

You can engage in one of the following ways:
Campus-Based Students

  • Three, one-hour face-to-face meetings at the mentor's place of work or at a mutually agreed location
  • Regular, online interaction in between scheduled face-to-face mentoring sessions
  • Online engagement with a suite of material designed to support the mentor and mentee and encourage communication via online collaboration, messaging, information sharing, blog development and so on

Online and  International students

  • Fully online engagements via  Zoom or Skype consisting of three one hour meetings
  • Regular interactions via any  preferred online method between formal mentor sessions
  • Online engagement with a suite of material designed to support the mentor and mentee and encourage communication via online collaboration, messaging, information sharing, blog development and so on

You complete the following tasks:

  • Creating a LinkedIn Profile
  • Creating a mentoring  agreement
  • Goal setting
  • Assessment of progress
  • Assessment of the mentoring relationship and initiating discussions about this with your mentor

You attend the following events:

  • Orientation (run three  times per year - you only need to attend once)
  • Networking events (two per year run in partnership with Alumni)
Our mentors come from a variety of private, public sector and  not-for-profit organisations and have management and leadership experience.  Many mentors are La Trobe alumni who have had a similar La Trobe experience as  you and all are dedicated industry professionals who have volunteered to  support future entrants into their industry.

Metro, Regional and  International (general) on-shore and off-shore
Industry professionals with a range of experience across a range of industries. These include discipline  specific mentors where required.

Indian  and UEA
Bespoke relationships with mentors and mentees  curated by LTU for specific Indian and Saudi student cohorts.

Women in STEM
Industry professionals from Engineering, Information Technology, and  other male dominated professions from across the global who are committed to  gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

Pride Mentoring
Professionals who identify as LGBTIQ+ able to mentor students within  the context of additional challenges faced in the workforce offering  professional and social guidance.

Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander
Professionals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander people or allies able to support indigenous students in general  and cultural career guidance.