STEM INDUSTRY Mentoring Program
The STEM Industry Mentoring Program connects University of Melbourne Science and Engineering students with Melbourne-based alumni mentors and industry professionals from within our community. The 2020 program will see mentors and mentees matched mid-year, with the program running until the end of the year.
Applications for the 2020 program are now closed. Applications for the 2021 program will open in early 2021.
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the University is doing everything it can to reduce rates of infection in our community. The health and wellbeing of our staff, students and alumni is of paramount importance to the University. We ask that all mentor meetings take place online using web conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom. For full details of the University’s response to COVID-19 ), visit our dedicated information page.
We welcome alumni and industry mentors from a breadth of sectors who have experience to share with Science, and Engineering and IT students.
“Mentoring students who need advice on career choices is important. Helping them to critically think through the issues associated with these important decisions is rewarding for mentors. Being a part of the story in a student's career decisions has always been a passion of mine. The experience has enriched both myself and my mentee.”
Tracey-Ann - Mentor, 2018
Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, postgraduate or Graduate Research Science degree program, or an Engineering postgraduate degree program. All students must complete a registration form and attend a preparation session prior to being matched with a mentor.
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“The mentoring program completely exceeded my expectations! Prior to the program, I had many doubts about the direction of my career path and how I would go about approaching organisations. However my meetings with my mentor, proved to be invaluable in helping me with my concerns. He shared with me his own relevant life experiences, and also helped me gain insight into the state of the industry through meetings with people within his network.
Overall I couldn't be more thankful about the whole experience, and I definitely feel a lot more confident with approaching life after university! ”
Danial - Mentee
Please read through all of the program information contained on these pages and complete a register form.
You can also contact the Science Industry Mentoring Team with any further questions.
STEM Industry Mentoring Team
T: (03) 8344 9802