Information for Mentors

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UNSW Alumni Connect gives you a chance to make a meaningful difference to someone’s career. Help develop the next generation of alumni while boosting your own coaching and mentoring skills.  This could also be an opportunity to identify future talent for your organisation.

Examples of Alumni Connect conversations:

Give/receive quick tips on the go
A young business professional is invited to speak at an event but he has little public speaking experience. He finds an alumni mentor, who described themselves as ‘a regular conference presenter’. The young professional sends the mentor a one-off ‘flash connection’ via the Alumni Connect digital platform to ask for their best tips for public speaking. The mentor shares personal experiences and anecdotes over a 30-minute phone call, as well as sharing links to articles / resources they have found useful in developing their own skills. 

Create ongoing relationships
A senior leader in Hong Kong’s solar industry connects with a mentee working in her field of expertise who is also based in Hong Kong. The two agree to meet up for 45 minutes once a month to develop the mentee’s skills and swap stories of their time studying in Australia at UNSW. The mentoring relationship is ongoing and covers all manner of professional advice and challenges faced by the mentee.

Establish a structured timeline
A newly-graduated UNSW alum in Australia is looking to break into a competitive arts industry, and seeks mentoring from a well-known artist living in the United States who established her career in Australia. The two agree to hold one-hour Skype sessions every fortnight, for the period of six months during which the mentor will help the new graduate and mentee navigate the early stages of professional life.


Getting Started 


1. Sign up - Create a new account with the option to sign-in using your LinkedIn account. You’ll receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.

2. Complete your profile to review potential mentees.

3. Get connected!

4. Remember you can be a mentor and a mentee, seeking and giving advice at the same time. Find out more about the benefits of being a mentee with Alumni Connect.

5. Keep it flexible and realistic – it’s your choice whether you would like the mentoring connection to be a one-off conversation, or an ongoing relationship. 

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