The Talent Connect Mentoring Programs are on hold for semester 1, 2022. We are working hard to refresh the programs, and look forward to launching the new mentoring offerings in the middle of the year.
If you are in your final year or second-to-last year of study at VU, we encourage you to participate in our unique online mentoring programs.
The Talent Connect Mentoring Programs match students (mentees) with VU partner, VU Alumnus or friend of VU mentors to assist in the transition from university to work.
Through a series of online mentoring sessions, you can gain advice and support regarding your employability skills, career direction, networking and applications.
All mentee and mentor inductions will be conducted digitally. Mentoring meetings are either face-to-face or conducted via a digital forum, agreed between the mentor and mentee.
Talent Connect Mentoring Programs help you get career-ready as you come to the end of your study.
Benefits of the Talent Connect Programs
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.
Mentors & employers
VU has strong connections with alumni and industry employers, who help to make our Mentoring Program a success.
If you are a VU alumnus, sharing your career journey and experience with VU graduates is a small commitment that can make a big difference.
If you would like to get involved with our program, helping VU students in their transition into employment, we'd love to hear from you.
For more information, read Be an Alumni or 'Friend of VU' mentor.
Code of conduct
At Victoria University we have expectations of our mentors and students, these are outlined on the Talent Connect Mentoring Program Code of Conduct.
It is important that mentors and students are aware and agree to the standards of professional behaviour and also help to ensure the safety of participants while participating in the programs.
The Talent Connect Program gave me valuable insights on how to secure an internship and graduate program before I graduate. Masterclasses were very interactive and full of fun activities to practise learned strategies.
Megha Bote, Master of Engineering, Alumni Mentoring 2019