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Monash is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students - we want every student be able to successfully embrace their career futures. The Queer Mentoring Program is an innovative, employability-focussed mentoring program for Monash LGBTIQ students preparing to enter the workforce.

Mentees

This program is aimed at students seeking personal and professional guidance who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) or are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Mentors are LGBTIQ professionals from a range of industries, who can help you prepare for the workforce.

As a Queer Mentee, you can:

  • receive advice on how to navigate sexuality and gender identity at work
  • gain the skills and confidence necessary to excel in the workplace
  • expect to strengthen and build your career network.

Time commitment

The program runs for six months, with a minimum time input of one hour per month. New applicants are required to attend a two hour mentee orientation/training session.

Eligibility

This program is for Monash students across all disciplines and Victorian campuses who are preparing to enter the workforce. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students who identify as LGBTIQ or are questioning their sexual or gender identity are welcome to apply. Students near the end of their studies and preparing for employment will be prioritised, as places are limited.

To participate you must:

  • be a currently enrolled Monash student at a Victorian campus for the entire period of the mentorship
  • have completed a minimum of the first year of your degree at the time of application.

Contact for enquiries

For more information about the program, email us at queermentor@monash.edu

Monash University is committed to supporting a diverse community and is a member of Pride in Diversity and has an active Ally program.

If you're a professional willing to mentor a student, see the seeking mentors page.