Sir John Monash Mentoring

The Sir John Monash Mentoring Program assists high-achieving students in developing their leadership skills. The program provides select students from second-year and beyond with a personal and professional development opportunity, by pairing them with an experienced mentor.

Mentors are sourced according to student’s academic, career, or personal goals and can be an experienced member of the Monash alumni community or a current Monash staff member.

On completion of the program, mentors will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • a sense of belonging with the Monash University community
  • the personal and professional aspirations of your mentee
  • a clearer understanding of your values, strengths and areas for improvement as a mentor
  • network with like-minded alumni and staff who have volunteered their time to the program.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, mentors must:

  • attend all mandatory events
  • actively participate in the program

On completion of the program, mentees will have had the opportunity to develop:

  • a sense of belonging with the Monash University community
  • leadership and employability skills
  • a clearer understanding of your values, strengths and areas for improvement
  • greater insights into your career direction.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, mentees must:

  • actively participate in the program
  • attend all mandatory events
  • record program experiences through Student Futures
  • complete two Leap into Leadership Online modules including the Mentoring module
  • submit the post event and end of program surveys.


Eligible students are invited to participate in the program in November and December. Interested students then complete an online needs assessment, which helps to inform your mentor pairing. Those who are paired with a mentor will start the program in April the following year.


Please contact us if you are an alumni or staff member who would like to be involved as a mentor.


November - DecemberN/AEligible students receive invitations to express interest for the program


15 FebruaryN/ADeadline for eligible students to express interest in joining the program
FebruaryN/AMentors recruitment
2 MarchN/AMentor pairings confirmed
26 March6:30 - 9pmWorkshop 1
29 May6:30 - 9pmWorkshop 2
15 October6:30 - 9pm
Completion ceremony

Mentee testimonials

"Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn and grow – from a professional and personal perspective!” -  2019 mentee

"This program has provided a variety of opportunities and an abundance of knowledge in terms of how to deal with and manage what's ahead career-wise, as well as established connections with my mentor and beyond. Through personal anecdotes and advice given, I have been able to grow and learn a lot in the process."
- 2018 mentee

"My expectations for the program were greatly exceeded. I didn't expect to feel so comfortable talking about my current successes and struggles with my mentor, but it was a really nurturing and safe environment."
- 2018 mentee

"The matching process to find an appropriate mentor was wonderful. I felt you really listened to my interests and sought to find a mentor who shared my values"
2017 mentee

Mentor testimonials

"People often forget that mentoring is not just about mentees, but provides the mentors with a great opportunity to hone their leadership skills, network and share experiences with fellow mentors from diverse fields and backgrounds, and most importantly give back to the university (where it all started for all of us)."
- 2018 mentor

"This program gives Monash alumni the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone's life, to steer them away from the mistakes you have made, and lead them to success. It provides the opportunity to interact and develop new bonds with the younger generation of people, who often have unique perspectives to share."
- 2018 mentor

"The possibility that I was helping a future doctor and giving back to a tradition of mentoring, from which I have strongly benefited as a mentee."
2017 mentor

Important Dates

Mentor applications open January 2020
Mentor applications close March 2020
Mentee applications open November 2019
Mentee applications close February 2020
Program commences April 2020

Program Contact

Lucy Donaldson
Student Leadership Development Manager
Career Connect
T: 03 9905 4169


Sir John Monash Mentoring

Length: 6 months

Program type: Alumni/Staff to Student

Location: Clayton

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