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Thank you for considering being involved with the La Trobe Industry Mentoring Program. This program gives you the opportunity to connect with a La Trobe student and to offer support in a meaningful and personalised way as they navigate the world of work.

Eligibility and Structure

Mentor registrations are welcomed year-round. The program is flexible and designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. Your registration will allow you to be considered for an appropriate match with a La Trobe student in the next round*. Upcoming rounds include:

Mentoring Round Dates:

Semester 1 Round: March – June
Semester 2 Round: August – November
Summer Round: November – February

* Please note that while every effort will be made to match you with a student mentee, if we can’t find a suitable match, you will be prioritised for the next mentoring round.

Mentors in this program need to be currently employed with at least one year of professional work experience*. La Trobe alumni are encouraged to apply and we also welcome applications from other industry professionals.

* If you have any questions about your eligibility or suitability for this program, please don't hesitate to contact us at

The benefits of mentoring

Hear fresh perspectives from your mentee Develop coaching and mentoring skills Reflect on your knowledge and work practices Invest in the future workforce and give back to your industry

Get exposure to students as potential employees Reconnect and establish mutually beneficial connections with La Trobe.

Share your professional passion with a highly motivated student.

What should I expect from my mentee?

Mentees are responsible for driving the mentoring relationship. All students are required to attend a briefing in the lead up to a connection, which runs through expectations as well as tips on how to best prepare for mentoring.

La Trobe run a number of initiatives and develop engagement materials for all participants in the program. La Trobe staff are on-hand if you encounter any issues during your mentoring round.

Mentor briefing

In the lead up to a mentoring round, optional briefing sessions are held online for mentors to engage in. These sessions cover mentoring tips, as well as the program outline and expectations. This session is also recorded and made available to all participants. Other resources can be accessed through the mentoring platform, and staff are also available to assist if required.