Next Step Mentoring

Next Step Mentoring is coordinated by Curtin Student Development in collaboration with the Curtin Alumni & Community Relations Office.

The program matches Curtin students (both domestic and international) in their penultimate and final study years with industry professionals. Mentors include Curtin alumni, staff and industry partners who assist their mentee's to develop the skills and knowledge required to transition into graduate employment.

The program runs for 5-6 months and requires a minimum of ten contact hours over the program period. Contact is flexible and can be made through face-to-face meetings, Skype, email or phone calls.


  • Enhance your leadership, communication and coaching skills
  • Inspire students to reach their career potential
  • Give back to your profession and community
  • Learn fresh perspectives from today‚Äôs students
  • Extend your professional network with other mentors
  • Gain exposure to highly-motivated students and help your industry receive work-ready graduates
  • Reconnect or develop closer links with Curtin University


To take part in this program as an industry mentor, we ask that you have a minimum of 3 years' professional experience. The Next Step Mentoring Terms & Conditions for Mentors are available through UniHub.

How to Join

Applications have closed for the 2019 Next Step Mentoring Program. Express your interest to be notified when applications open for the 2020 program. 

If you are interested in other ways of giving back to our students or engaging with Curtin, please contact or call (08) 9266 5627.

Mentoring Match Process

The Next Step Mentoring Program enables students to request a prospective mentor from the mentor applicant pool by shortlisting up to five mentor profiles to review. The shortlist is created on the fit between both the mentor and student mentee responses on the application form regarding your primary and secondary disciplines of study/ career interest areas. Once a student has requested a mentor, the prospective mentor will receive a notification to preview the student profile including their goals for the program. Upon receiving this request to be matched with a student mentee, the mentor can accept or decline the match request.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the Next Step Mentoring Coordinator, by emailing or phone (08) 9266 1910.