Mentoring

UOW Mentoring Program

What is the UOW Mentoring Program?

The UOW Mentoring Program pairs you one on one with an experienced mentor currently active in the workplace and who previously studied at UOW. The aim is to match you with someone who is keen to share their advice and experience in their industry, which aligns with your interests and degree.

Targeted to students in their final years of undergraduate study, the program will help you build employability skills, increase your confidence before entering the workforce and raise your awareness of potential job opportunities in your field.

Applications for both Mentee and Mentor closed on Sunday, 8 August.

How does it work?

All participants in the program will:

  • Be partnered one on one with an experienced industry professional who studied at UOW;

  • Interact with them online or over the phone for a minimum of four (4) hours over five (5) weeks during Spring session (6 September - 15 October);

  • Together, complete a Mentoring Agreement to keep you both accountable and decide on whether you’ll focus your time on completing a:

    - 12-18 month Careers Action Plan; or

    - Job application (cover letter, resume and selection criteria responses) for a real job of your choice

  • Keep a reflective journal to track your mentoring experience along the way

Benefits of being a mentee

  • Recognise, develop and refine your employability skills; and
  • Raise your awareness of industry, including a strong emphasis on industry specific recruitment and selection practices

Become a mentee

Benefits of being a mentor

  • Share knowledge, experience and professional insight;
  • Make a real difference to the future career of a UOW student; and
  • Extend your contribution

Become a mentor

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.

Get in touch


If you have any questions about the program, please contact the UOW Mentoring team.