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Business Industry Mentoring Program

The mentoring programs give you the opportunity to receive mentoring from alumni who have expertise in business. You will learn from the experiences of a professional and receive useful advice on career planning and decision-making.

The Business Industry Mentoring Program is a leadership program that connects business professionals with current students, in a mentoring relationship that focusses on career and professional development. The program runs for six months each year.

You will receive one-to-one mentoring from industry and alumni with expertise relevant to your studies and career plans. The program allows you to grow your network, gain personalised advice, and plan your career.

What’s involved

You need to commit to six monthly one-on-one meetings with your mentor during the program period. You’ll also need to commit to:

  • attend a mentee training before the launch of the program to learn how to get the most out of your mentoring experience and set goals for the program
  • attend the launch of the program, where you will meet your mentor and negotiate your mentoring agreement
  • submit a learning journal that reflects on your progress in the program
  • submit a program evaluation to provide your feedback on the program
  • attend the graduation event, where you will present on your experience.


You are eligible to apply if you are a current Business School student and you will remain enrolled for the duration of the program.

  • If you're an undergraduate student, you need to have completed 48 credit points (be in your second year of study) at the time of application.
  • If you're a postgraduate student, you may apply in your first year, however priority will be given to students who are in their final year of postgraduate study.
  • If you have not completed the Business Industry Mentoring Program before.

There are no WAM requirements, and we particularly encourage you to apply if you have experienced difficulties in your studies or have a low WAM.

How to apply

Applications close on 2 April 2023.

What happens next

We will assess your application, and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a Student Assessment Centre which will be held in Week 9 of Semester 1. This will assess your suitability for and commitment to the program. Successful candidates will then attend a briefing.

If successful, we’ll set you up with a suitable mentor based on your career goals, employability skills development needs and the mentor’s areas of expertise.

Last updated: 03 April 2023

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