NEXT STEP: Industry Mentoring 

NEXT STEP: Industry Mentoring is coordinated by Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership in collaboration with the Curtin Alumni 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 develop the skills and knowledge required to transition into graduate employment.

The program runs for 5 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.

Benefits for Mentors: 

  • 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

Eligibility

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: Industry Mentoring Terms & Conditions for Mentors are available through UniHub.

How to Join

Registrations for the 2017 program have now closed. However, if you would like submit an expression of interest for the 2018 program, you can do so by clicking here. If you are interested in other ways of giving back to our students or engaging with Curtin, please contact employerengagement@curtin.edu.au or call (08) 9266 7802.

Further Information

NB: Whilst best efforts are undertaken to match mentors and mentees based on their degree studied and/or profession preferences, Curtin University cannot guarantee that the resulting match will align with this criteria.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Belinda Harris, NEXT STEP: Industry Mentoring Coordinator, by email nextstep@curtin.edu.au or phone (08) 9266 9863.