UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program

Connect with an established industry professional and discover potential career opportunities through a mentoring relationship.

UNSW Employability 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.

Over the last 12 months, 98% of students indicated they would recommend the program to other students!

The UNSW Career Discovery Mentoring Program connects UNSW students 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. 

Key Dates

Applications for our T3 program have closed. Watch this space for T1, 2024 dates!

    • 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 not an internship, work experience or employment and does not meet the requirements for Industrial Training. 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.  

  • Am I eligible to be a mentee?

    We welcome and encourage applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students from all faculties who:  

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


    Email: cdmp@unsw.edu.au

Mentees share their experience

Mentors share their experience