Information for Mentors

Mentors in our programs often tell us they find the role an enjoyable and rewarding one. Apart from having a positive impact on the next generation of Science graduates, mentoring can give you a new perspective on your career and help to connect you to current research at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Science.

Mentors in this program can be alumni of the University of Melbourne or industry connections, currently employed, with at least one year of professional work experience.

Students in our program are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Science. Science graduates are in demand in a broad range of industries, and therefore the students are interested in meeting mentors from a diverse range of careers.

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Register now to become a Science Industry Mentor by completing our registration form and will get in touch with you with the next steps. Matching will take place in late July and the next program will run from 24 July - 22 October.


Science Industry Mentoring Team 
 (03) 8344 9802


The benefits of mentoring

 Mentoring is often a rewarding experience and a chance to reflect on your own journey, skills and knowledge.

The structure and matching process

 This program is facilitated by University staff who will support you and your mentee throughout the program.

What should I expect from my mentee?

 A beneficial and rewarding mentoring relationship is often dependent on a mentee's initiative to engage with their mentor.

The Mentor’s Role

 Mentors challenge, motivate, inspire and empower their mentees.

Preparing for the mentoring experience

 We provide all new mentors with guidelines and an opportunity to participate in an optional face-to-face professional coaching workshop at the start of the program.
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