For Mentors

The University places a high value on our relationships with industry, and a particular importance on those special people who participate in our Industry Mentoring Program. For over twenty eight years, the Industry Mentoring Program (IMP) has matched Griffith students with industry professionals based in Australia and beyond for career development learning and industry exposure. We support hundreds of mentoring relationships throughout the year, in a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

We are honoured by your desire to be part of our students’ lives, your interest in their hopes and dreams, their passions and their struggles. We appreciate your belief in the potential of our students and your efforts to make their way through life a little smoother by sharing some of the lessons that you've learned along the way.

The Mentoring Process

The process that mentors and mentees participate in has been broken down into these five steps. Select each bubble to see a detailed explanation of what is involved.

Mentoring Sessions

The mentoring sessions officially run for 3.5 months (March - June, July - October. At the end of each session, we formally release you from the relationship so that you are able to work with another mentee(s), and your mentee can work with another mentor. IMP’s goal, however, is to develop on-going relationships, so we encourage you to continue your relationship on an informal basis.

You are in Control!

By logging into the IMP website, you can change and set a number of things, including:

  • Choose the maximum number of mentees you would like to work with during any given session
  • Update your profile and mentee preferences at any time
  • Take yourself in or out of the searchable mentor pool at any time

Flexible communication

At IMP, we believe that mentoring doesn’t have to be face-to-face in order to be effective. You can communicate with your mentee online, via email or phone, or in-person - whatever works best for you both.