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Mentor a student

How do I become a mentor?

Mentor registrations are now closed for the 2013 USQ Career Mentoring Program however if you are interested in participating, please contact the program coordinator directly to discuss your individual circumstances.

More about the USQ Career Mentoring Program

The USQ Career Mentoring Program is designed to connect students (the mentees) with experienced industry professionals (the mentors) in order to prepare them for their transition from university to employment.

As a mentor, you could assist a student to develop the tools, knowledge and networks necessary to achieve their career goals.

It can be a very rewarding experience mentoring a student, and helping them to:

  • develop relationships with employers and industry
  • enhance their personal development
  • develop their professional career goals
  • network
  • enhance their future employability.

As a mentor you will have the opportunity to:

  • meet prospective employees
  • reflect on your own career journey
  • enhance your self-esteem
  • build larger networks
  • reflect and share your experiences
  • participate in a student's development
  • develop leadership and management skills
  • expand on your interpersonal skills
  • gain recognition as a mentor
  • understand social and academic trends.

Mentors aren't required to assist the student in completing their studies, or guarantee the future employment or work experience.

Wherever possible, mentors are matched with a student who is ultimately looking to work in the same industry and is in a similar location. To assist with the matching process, students are given the opportunity to nominate your profile from a selection of mentor profiles as part of the student registration process.

Further information

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Career Mentoring Program coordinator