Our Talent Connect Industry Mentoring Program matches students (mentees) with an industry partner (mentor) to assist in the transition from university to work. It focuses on industry connections in a range of disciplines.

Through a series of mentoring sessions you can gain advice and support regarding your employability skills, career direction, networking and applications.


To be eligible, you must be in your penultimate or final year studying undergraduate or postgraduate course. As our Industry Partners currently set the criteria of the types of discipline(s) they wish to see, this is currently offered to students studying:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Accounting
  • International Trade
  • Management
  • IT and ITS
  • Engineering (Architectural Engineering; specialising in Building Design)

Register for Industry Mentoring Semester Two 2019

Applications are open for Semester Two 2019 Industry Mentoring program.

If you are in your penultimate or final year of study at VU, please login to Learning Hub to register your interest.

Apply for Industry Mentoring Semester Two 2019

How it works

The Industry Mentoring Program runs twice a year, with a new group of mentees selected each semester.

Once selected, you (the mentee) attend a compulsory induction session and get matched with a mentor.

You will arrange four to six meetings with your mentor, over a period of 6-12 weeks. Each meeting is approximately 60 minutes and takes place in an agreed location and time.

The mentoring allows you to discuss your career aspirations or concerns which increase your employability skills and helps prepare you for the transition from university to work.

You will receive ongoing support from the Industry Mentoring team and comprehensive program instruction guidebooks.


Participation allows you to:

  • discover what employers are looking for in new employees/graduates
  • explore options for site visits and job shadowing
  • develop professional networks in your chosen industry
  • raise your awareness of career paths/job options
  • improve your employability skills, interviewing techniques and resume writing
  • gain knowledge of work, industry expectations and culture

The program is fully funded for students.

Industry mentors

Our mentors have a range of professional experiences, and use their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings for educational and/or career development purposes. They come from industry partners including:

  • City West Water
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Cundall
  • IBM
  • Medibank
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • State Trustees

Contact us

If you have any queries about our Talent Connect Industry Mentoring Program please get in touch with our Industry Mentoring Project Officer.

Email: Industry.mentoring@vu.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9919 4137