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Mentoring can be a powerful experience. It gives mentees an opportunity to put their knowledge in perspective, develop confidence in their own abilities, and see what it takes to build a successful and sustainable career. It also allows mentors to develop their leadership skills and to reflect on the lessons learned from their own professional experiences. 

UNSW offers a variety of mentoring programs centrally and within faculties, with both online and face-to-face options, to match the different needs of the 300,000+ UNSW alumni community.

Check out some of the programs available below.

Alumni Connect

UNSW Alumni Connect is a digital hub dedicated to your personal and professional development. Hosted on the alumni-founded platform, Kintell, Alumni Connect facilitates 1:1 video mentoring and networking, peer to peer. By joining this UNSW exclusive group and setting up your profile, you will be able to seamlessly network, connect and tap into the expertise of your fellow alumni from around the world. The integrated user experience, with an in-built booking function and high-quality video conferencing technology, means you never need to leave the platform. Connecting with your peers has never been so easy! 

Career Discovery Mentoring Program

The Career Discovery Mentoring Program aims to inspire students by connecting them with alumni working across the globe in diverse industries and professions.

The program is open to students from their second year of study and spans six UNSW faculties:

  • Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Medicine & Health
  • Law & Justice
  • UNSW Canberra
  • Engineering
  • Science

Why become a mentor?

  • You'll have the opportunity to inspire a student who is eager to learn more from your career trajectory and expertise.
  • You'll develop your leadership skills by reflecting on your career learnings, achievements and milestones. 
  • You’ll be contributing to the UNSW community in a meaningful way. 
  • Receive certification in the form of a UNSW-certified digital badge

Dates: Monday 2 September — Friday 11 October

Commitment: Five hours of mentoring over five weeks

Format: Online or in-person

For any questions regarding this year’s program please contact the Career Discovery Mentoring Team at

UNSW Business School Career Mentoring Program

The UNSW Business School Career Mentoring Program (CMP) pairs the School's most ambitious business students with accomplished Business School and AGSM alumni, and industry professionals for a fifteen-week mentorship. Mentors must have at least five years of professional business experience and are required to spend a minimum of five hours with one mentee over the course of the program.

Mentees are domestic or international students either in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate Business School degree or enrolled in a postgraduate Business School degree (excluding those with professional work experience, for e.g. MBA students).

Career Transition Mentoring Program

The UNSW Career Transition Mentoring Program aims to support UNSW alumni making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce by connecting them with established alumni and industry professionals. Mentoring offered through this program is intended to provide alumni mentees with access to alumni mentors who have successfully transitioned into the civilian workforce and can share their personal, career and transition experience.

This program is a community-focused approach to mentoring and knowledge sharing and will be hosted on an Australian edu-tech platform, Kintell. Mentors and mentees are invited to join the Career Transition Mentoring group on Kintell and create their card. After creating your card, you will be able to book fellow alumni group members in for a chat based on their area of expertise.

For more information or to sign up, visit the UNSW Canberra website.

Other volunteering opportunities

There are many opportunities for UNSW alumni to be involved in the community, through experiences such as speaking at an event, becoming a faculty ambassador, joining a volunteer committee and more. For more information, please get in touch at