Mentoring program

UOW Mentoring Program

When UOW students stand on the threshold of their career, having someone in their corner to help them find their way can change everything. You could be that someone for a UOW student.

About the program

The Alumni Metoring program matches UOW alumni as mentors with current UOW students who are seeking career advice and are eager to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges of working in specific industries.

What's involved

  • We match alumni expertise with a current UOW student
  • Trainging is provided to both mentors and mentees. We will outline expectations, key dates and available resources.
  • Mentors and mentee agree on the amount of engagement time, with a minimum of 4 contact hours over the duration of the 5 week program

Benefits for mentors

Mentoring can benefit mentors as much as the mentees. Benefits include:

  • Satisfying the natural human desire to share knowledge and experience.
  • Achieve satisfaction: For some mentors, having a mentee succeed and eventually become a friend and colleague, is one of their greatest joys.
  • Develop your professional network: By making contacts for your mentees, you strengthen your own contacts and make new ones.
  • Extend your contribution: The results of good mentoring have an ongoing and lasting effect, as mentees are often inspired and want to give back.

Express your interest

The University of Wollongong is committed to programs and services that engage and support our current students. Our Career Connect mentoring program is designed to match students with an alumnus who will provide insight into their chosen industry through a one-hour, one-off informational interview.

The role of the alumnus will be to discuss key questions around your experiences, professional journey and what your industry values in potential candidates.

This is a great opportunity not only to give back to the UOW community but to develop your own mentoring and support skills.

If you interested in mentoring one of our students, please complete the short Expression of Interest form per the link below.

Mentoring Expression of Interest.


2022 Honorary Doctorates

Ben Quilty

Honorary Doctorate of Letters

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to art that draws attention to human vulnerability and injustice. An artist and social commentator, Ben paints with a purpose, and his art invites us to think critically about the world we have created, who we are, and where we are heading.

Read Ben's citation

Doctorate in gown and cap