Become a mentor

The UOW mentoring program matches mentors with current UOW students who are seeking career advice to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges of working in a specific industry.

  • We match your expertise with a current UOW student interested in your field
  • You and your mentee agree on the structure of your meetings, with a minimum of four hours over the duration of the 6 week program.
  • Both mentors and mentees agree and adhere to the UOW Code of Conduct

The UOW Mentoring Program will provide training for both mentor and mentee. We will outline expectations, key dates and available resources.

What's in it for you as a mentor?

Mentoring can benefit mentors as much as the mentees. Such 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

Note: Mentors and mentees will be matched based on responses to the criteria in the application form. It is possible that not all applicants will be matched as it’s determined by students’ needs.. Meetings with students are to be conducted via phone, video, email or in person where possible.

Register your interest in becoming a mentor

Key dates

Program week Due date Session week Activity to be completed
Program launch Wednesday 2 August Week 2
  • Launch event and training
  • Online session from 5-6:30pm
Mentoring session 1 Week of 7 August Week 3
  • Student: Mentoring Agreement + preself-assessment submitted on Moodle
  • Session one to be completed
Mentoring session 2 Week of 14 August Week 4

Session two to be completed

Mentoring session 3 Week of 21 August Week 5
  • Session three to be completed
  • Students to complete mid-point self assessment survey
Mentoring session 4  Thursday 24 August Week 5

Mid point networking event

Mentoring session 5  Week of 28 August Week 6

Session 5 to be completed

Make up week Week of 4 September Week 7

Catch up week

Program wrap-up Wednesday 13 September Week 8
  • Student : Final evaluation due. Final self assessment due
  • Mentor: Program evaluation and feedback survey due

Frequently asked questions

That is not a problem. Many of our mentorships are conducted virtually. If the mentor and mentee live near each other, we encourage face-to-face meetings.

The program orientation for all participants is a live online presentation that runs for about 30 minutes.

UOW Mentoring requires four to five hours of contact time with your mentee over the duration of the program.

There is a virtual orientation session where you will have the opportunity to meet other mentors and mentees.

When you apply to participate in the mentoring programs you will be required to provide a brief introduction for your mentee. This introduction, along with your name, degree/s you have completed, current business details and a contact email address will be provided to your mentor. It is your choice if you decide to share more information about yourself throughout your mentoring partnership.

You will be told your mentee's name and the degree they are enrolled in at UOW as well as their email address.

The UOW Mentoring Program will provide training for both mentor and mentee. We will outline expectations, key dates and available resources. 

Yes, all mentors are required to participate in the orientation session, which will cover responsibilities and expectations for both mentors and mentees. The mentees will also attend the orientation. On this day you will also be provided with a participant manual which provides more specific information about the 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.