La Trobe Career Ready Mentoring Program

Career Ready Mentoring supports students and mentors through a rewarding program of learning, networking and professional development. Through a structured one-to-one partnership, students receive guidance and career planning support that will increase their chances of securing a job after graduation.

A mentor will motivate you to pursue your individual goals and improve your chances of securing a job or graduate admission by developing your professional CV and interview skills. A mentor will help you discover alternative career paths, learn how to adjust to the working world, develop your career plan and increase your confidence in networking and professional communication skills.

There are three mentoring programs to choose from:

Career Ready Undergraduate Mentoring | You will gain a deeper insight into the professional world of  your chosen industry. You will receive guidance from your mentor and develop your confidence and professional network.

Career Ready Postgraduate Mentoring | This is an invaluable opportunity for masters by coursework and graduate diploma students to develop a supportive partnership with an experience professional. Your mentor will help you gain a sense of direction for your career path, and gain qualified insight into your area of interest.

Career Ready MBA Mentoring | This program has successfully matched La Trobe MBA students with business professionals. Students can connect with mentors to develop their business, leadership and management skills. This program is a collaborative effort between La Trobe Business School, Alumni and Advancement Office and Careers & Employability.

Eligibility Criteria

Currently enrolled students can apply at any stage of their degree, upon successful completion of the Mentee Membership profile.


Register online via the La Trobe Career Ready Mentoring webpage, or by clicking here and navigating to your appropriate program.


Sign up for one of the preparation workshops being held on Bundoora campus in August and September. These workshops provide an overview of the program, the matching and registration process and include tips for making the most of your mentoring partnerships. This will also be a chance to ask questions and meet other students interested in mentoring. To attend a workshop, book via CareerHub.