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.

Over a 5-week mentoring period, students will receive guidance from mentors and gain knowledge of industries and sectors, career options, industry trends, workplace culture and dynamics.

Students will also gain insights into their skills, knowledge, values and attributes, as well as reflect on their experience and learn from the experience of mentors. The program provides the opportunity to build personal and professional networks with mentors and fellow mentees.


Term 3 (September - October), 20 hours total commitment.



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, 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 not an internship, work experience or employment. Our aim is to assist you to develop an awareness of the career options and the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a chosen field.   

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to be a mentee?

We welcome and encourage applications from students who meet the following criteria: 

  • From their second year of study onwards in the following faculties: UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Law, UNSW Science, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Engineering and UNSW Canberra. 
  • Are enrolled in courses for Term 3, 2021
  • Have an overall WAM of 50 or above and good standing at time of application 

 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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