Alumni Mentoring Program

The Health Sciences Mentoring Program connects final year domestic and international students with experienced alumni working in allied health with Australia and abroad, who can provide students the knowledge, tools and support to prepare for the workforce.

This year the program will commence in August 2019 and conclude in June 2020, giving final year students the opportunity to transition from graduation into the start of your careers.


Key dates for 2019

  • Student Information Session – Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Applications open - Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Applications close – Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Program Launch Event – Thursday 29 August 2019
  • Program concludes – June 2020

Benefits for mentors

  • Gain hands on experience as a formal mentor.
  • Develop and strengthen your interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Have an opportunity to reflect on and appreciate your own achievements.
  • Network and expand your contacts through the development of a new partnership.
  • Refresh and challenge your thinking and attitudes through conversations with students.
  • Be exposed to new ideas, perspectives and approaches.
  • Gain insight into the emerging talent and new knowledge entering your professional field.
  • Enhance your resume or LinkedIn profile with voluntary mentoring experience.
  • Acquire insights into the current health sciences curriculum.
  • Increase your connection with the University community.

Benefits for mentees

  • Gain insight into the profession and how it operates.
  • Receive feedback on your ideas and career plans – ‘reality test’ your assumptions.
  • Discover alternative pathways and career options.
  • Help determine if an organisation, role or industry is the right fit for you.
  • Learn how to market your transferable skills and set goals and strategies for achieving them.
  • Receive encouragement and support.
  • Grow networks and future potential.
  • Work through difficult situations.
  • Plan your progress to bigger achievements.
  • Learn how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities, change management, and leadership skills.
  • Translate theory into practice.

Matching process

Applications will be reviewed and matched by the program managers, taking into account area of interest/expertise, primary goal(s), industry preference/experience and any other common attributes shared.

Eligibility to be mentor

  • You are a graduate from the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • You are currently employed in Australia or abroad
  • You are willing to share your time and skills to assist graduates
    transition from university to the health industry
  • Local alumni are required to attend the program launch event on 29 August 2019 in order to meet your mentees, exchange details and establish goals and strategies (International mentors will be introduced to your mentees via email to arrange your first Skype meeting following)
  • Meet face-to-face with a minimum of three times (dates and times to be agreed between mentor and mentee) in person or via Skype/video chat. Note: Email, phone calls, Skype are all acceptable methods of communication.
  • Complete an online mid-program evaluation, and an online post program evaluation

Apply to be a mentor

Eligibility to be a mentee

  • You are a final year undergraduate or postgraduate local or international student from the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • You are seeking employment in Australia or abroad
  • You are willing to commit your time to receive support from an experience mentor to prepare for your transition from university to the health industry
  • You are recommended to attend the Information Session in 14 March 2019 at the Cumberland campus
  • You are required to attend the program Launch event on 29 August 2019 in order to meet, exchange details and establish your goals and strategies
  • Meet face-to-face with a minimum of three times (dates and times to be agreed between mentor and mentee) in person or via Skype/video chat. Note: Email, phone calls, Skype are all acceptable methods of communication
  • Complete an online mid-program evaluation, and an online post program evaluation

Apply to be a mentee

For further information please contact the Alumni Engagement Team on