Information for Mentors

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:

Summer 2019 Mentoring Round*: November 2019 - February 2020

Semester 1 2020 Round: March 2020 - May 2020

*please note the Summer 2019 will be limited, based on participant availability over this busy holiday period

Mentors in this program need to be currently employed with at least one year of professional work experience*. You do not need to be an alumni of La Trobe University to apply.

*If you have any questions about your eligibility or suitability for this program, please don't hesitate to contact us at or (03) 9479 4790.


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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.