For Mentees

Each year the Industry Mentoring Program Team connects students from a variety of disciplines with experienced industry professionals based in Southeast Queensland - and beyond! Our community of mentors are committed to assisting students to clarify their career objectives, and supporting them in their transition from study to graduate employment.

Through participation in the Program, students have the opportunity to broaden their professional networks and begin preparing for work and life after graduation. Students are encouraged to seek information and guidance from their mentor, and utilise the insight gained from learning about their mentor’s skills, experience and knowledge to inform decisions about their future.

Mentoring works best when the student and the mentor put in the time and effort to make the relationship successful, as well as being open-minded, respectful and sincere.


How it works

The Program has two mentoring sessions annually, in Trimesters 1 and 2. Each session lasts for 3 months. Participation includes specialised Program training, a structured mentoring arrangement with your chosen mentor, and attendance at a large networking function in October where you will engage with fellow Program participants, University senior leadership and key industry partners.

To be eligible, students must have completed at least 80 credit points of their undergraduate degree or be a postgraduate student in any stage of completion, have a GPA of 4.0 or greater, and submit a current resume with at least two professional referees.

Once accepted into the cohort, students will be given access to search our database of over 750 mentors. Students request the mentor who best matches their learning goals, and can begin collaborating with the mentor as soon as the mentor agrees to the match.