Career Discovery Mentoring Program

Connect with a mentor!

The UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to discover  potential careers through a mentoring relationship that facilitates greater self-awareness of skills, knowledge, experiences and attributes.

The UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program connects UNSW students from their second year of study with established industry professionals, providing students with a significant opportunity to focus on their career development.

During the mentoring program, students will receive guidance from mentors and gain knowledge of industries and sectors, career options, industry trends, workplace culture and dynamics.

Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience and learn from their mentor, as well as the opportunity to build personal and professional networks with mentors and fellow mentees. 


The program will run again in Term 2 2023.


Term 3 (September to November), 20 hours total commitment.

Key Dates

Information sessions: Wednesday 27 July, 12-12:30pm or Thursday 1 September, 12-12:30pm

Applications open: Monday 22 August 

Applications close: Sunday 18 September

Application results released: Friday 23 September 

Pre-program online training dates (you will only be required to attend ONE session):

  • Tuesday 27 September 12:30-2pm  OR
  • Wednesday 28 September 3.30-5pm

Mentoring Program and meetings take place: Monday 26 September to Friday 11 November

Benefits of the program

  • Explore multiple industries/sectors to help discover a career path that’s right for you   

  • Build a relationship with an established industry professional who will provide support and guidance  

  • Build confidence in developing personal and professional networks   

  • Develop employability skills such as: communication, interpersonal skills, leadership and organisational skills  

  • Take part in a program that offers the opportunity to engage 100% online or face to face   

  • Become part of the Alumni Connect network  

  • Gain AHEGS accreditation  

Note: This program is notan internship, work experience or employment and does not meet the requirements for Industrial Training. Our aim is to assist you to developan awareness of the career options and the skills and knowledgenecessary topursue a chosen field.  

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to be a mentee?

We welcome and encourage applications from students from all faculties who:  

  • are undergraduate students from their second year of study and all postgraduate students
  • are enrolled in courses during the program’s duration
  • have an overall WAM of 50 or above and good standing at time of application.

What’s involved in becoming a mentee?

As a mentee, you will be required to undertake a number of mandatory activities including: 

  • attending online pre-program training
  • meeting with your mentor for a total of 5 hours (online or in person)
  • reflecting on your mentoring experience.


Email: [email protected]

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