Career Mentoring Program

This is my third year as a mentor - that alone confirms how highly I regard the Career Mentoring Program (CMP). It provides opportunities for both mentor and mentee, to develop vital skills applicable to the workplace or generally in life. It’s a fantastic program and I’m a keen advocate of the CMP. Daniel Begala, Senior Private Client Manager, NAB Private, National Australia Bank

How do I benefit?

  • Connect with the next generation of business leaders
  • Inspire the future business community
  • Build your professional network through a series of events throughout the year
  • Develop your mentoring and coaching abilities
  • Promote your brand
  • No cost to take part
  • Our story
    Since 2003, we have built a community of high performing mentors from over 100 countries. This long-standing aspirational and competitive annual program is one of the largest faculty-based career mentor programs in Australia.

    We welcome talented local and global mentors from a range of business disciplines and industries to share your expertise with our undergraduate and graduate business students to support their career development and transition into the workforce.

    How does it work?
    Upon application, we screen both mentors and mentees for suitability to take part and then create well-researched matches based on a range of attributes.

    As a mentor, you must have a minimum of three years of professional work experience. The minimum time commitment is five or more face-to-face meetings per year, along with regular (generally monthly) contact via phone or email.

    This sounds great. What’s next?
    We run a range of associated events from program launch to wrap up and the dates will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

    Please express your interest in taking part by contacting us for an in-depth discussion on the advantages of participating in this program.

    Register your interest

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Who are the students?

      High-achieving early career Bachelor of Commerce and specialist Masters students studying in the business fields of Accounting, Econometrics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management and Marketing.

    • When does the CMP run?
      • Mentors are confirmed for the coming year in January – April
      • Mentees and mentors pairs are announced in April
      • Mentoring meetings take place from April – October (5-6 meetings)
    • How much time do I need to give? What happens if my commitments change?

      We would expect you to meet with your mentee approximately 5 times throughout the program (30-45 minutes per meeting). Meetings can be face to face, online or via phone.

      You are also invited to attend optional networking events throughout the year.

    • How do I sign up and what happens then?

      Please sign up via the 'Contact us' button above the FAQs. We will be in contact via phone or email to discuss the program further with you.

    • Am I signing up as an individual or organisation?

      You are signing up as an individual. However, we would be happy to discuss how we can work with your organisation.

    • I would like to sign up as an organisation. How I can do this?

      We welcome your interest to sign up as an organisation. Please contact our expert team via

    • What am I mentoring on and are there any expected outcomes for students?

      The focus of the program is careers and career pathways. The role of a mentor is to provide wise counsel, listen and challenge assumptions. Mentees look to their mentors to share stories of their career path, success, challenges and provide key advice.

      We expect students to leave the program feeling more knowledgeable about the world of work. Students may set themselves goals such as revising their resume, gaining interview practice, understanding an industry sector or feeling more confident when speaking with professionals.