The IMPACT Mentoring Program connects final year undergraduate students, honours students and all postgraduate students from The University of Queensland who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with industry mentors (i.e. external people in businesses, government and startups) who can act as professional mentors.
IMPACT helps mentees to design and build their future career, complementing their academic knowledge with their mentor’s experiences, industry insights and practical advice. Mentoring meetings cover a range of tailored and flexible employability topics which may include goal setting; career planning; industry knowledge; key workplace attributes or skills; networking; workplace culture and the transition to work. Industry mentors play a key role in developing mentees into future leaders while simultaneously enhancing their own leadership and team development skills.
Why become a mentor?
A mentor is a guide. An industry friend. A person who helps others succeed. The role of a mentor for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student is to inspire, encourage, and support a student mentee, contributing to their professional development through thoughtful conversation and consultation.
Why become a mentee?
IMPACT is a career booster, giving you a significant advantage by connecting you to UQ’s extensive industry network. IMPACT mentors have specifically volunteered to help you gain knowledge, skills, insights and networks to advance your career and open new professional opportunities. As an IMPACT mentee, you can get the support and confidence that you need to tackle short and long-term goals, navigate challenges and accelerate your growth.