Industry Mentoring Program

 

The program connects current students with mentors from industry and alumni who can provide guidance, support and advice on a range of topics, including:

  • Career planning 
  • Preparing for the world of work
  • Professional networking
  • Making the most of university life

Students will benefit from interacting with alumni and industry professionals to expand their professional networks and gain uniquely qualified insight into career areas of interest. Mentors will benefit from a rewarding program of learning and professional development and a chance to develop your leadership and coaching skills.


 


Program Rounds 2019

The mentoring program in 2019 will run for 3 rounds*. Each round is 12 weeks long.

Round 1: May - July
Round 2: August - October
Round 3: November - February

*Exact 2019 dates will be communicated to participants who have registered prior to the upcoming mentoring round.


Program Structure

The program is flexible and is designed to allow for unique mentoring relationships. La Trobe provides suggested templates for interactions, but encourage participants to negotiate an arrangement that works for you. Mentors and mentees can choose to communicate face to face, phone or over online platforms. La Trobe staff will also provide materials to encourage meaningful interactions through the mentoring online platform.
 
Campus Based Students
  • Three one hour face-to-face meetings at the mentors place of work, or at a mutually agreed location.
  • Online regular interaction in-between face-to-face contact
  • Online engagement with a suite of material designed to support the mentor and mentee through their engagement and to encourage online collaboration, messaging, information  sharing, blog development etc.
Online and International students
  • Fully online engagements via Zoom or Skype (or medium of your choice) 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 through their engagement and to encourage online collaboration, messaging, information  sharing, blog development etc.
General Requirements
  • Student and mentor are expected to engage and should communicate with the Program Coordinator if they are unable to continue the round.
  • Participants meet as often as negotiated between mentee and mentor however we recommend a minimum contact of one hour per fortnight throughout the mentoring round.
  • Students are responsible for the relationship and will initiate first contact.