Career mentoring corporate registration

Career Mentoring application - Corporate

Please complete the form below to express interest in volunteering as a Career Mentor with The Smith Family. The information collected below is used to process your application.

If you experience any issues in submitting your application, please call our Volunteer Coordination Unit on 1300 397 730 or email [email protected] for assistance.

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My Mentoring
Please note the Student ID reference that The Smith Family has provided to you. If unsure, please see list of available students at the bottom of this page.
I have checked the requirements and I am available for at least two sessions per semester *
My Details
Date of birth *
Applicants must be over 18 years of age
Do you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian?

If you have an individual Smith Family ID, please enter it so that we may collate your application. (if known)
If your company is a Smith Family supporter and has a corporate ID, please enter it. (if known) This will help us attribute your company's involvement.
About Me

Your answers here are used to help assess whether this is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Please use drop down lists where supplied. Free text fields have a 1,000 character limit. Please do not enter special characters. (e.g. & - @?)

Please select the answer which best applies
Please explain in a few sentences why you’d like to volunteer with us in the role you’ve chosen (i.e. what appeals to you about the opportunity)?
Please provide a brief summary of your experience relevant to your preferred student’s area of study or career interest? You have an opportunity to attach a Resume/CV below with more details.
Please explain in a few sentences the experiences you have relating to young people.
Please upload files in either .doc or .pdf that are less than 10MB in size.

I don't have any family or friends who have completed uni, and so it's been helpful having someone to look up to and guide me through any queries I may have and when I'm not sure who to turn to.

Jessica* didn't have anyone else to turn to for assistance and really appreciated her mentor's support

How Career Mentoring helps

Our students lack professional contacts working in their field of interest. Career mentoring is a specialised role where a student is matched with a Career Mentor already working in their field. The Career Mentor can share firsthand knowledge about the industry and how to gain work experience and, in some cases, can even connect students with a wider network of professional contacts.

For university graduate Karen, her supportive career mentor Kate has been a wonderful resource, confidante and friend.

"Kate [my mentor] was the first lawyer I'd ever met. Through her I've learned exactly what type of lawyer I want to be." Karen, Learning for Life student

Important information for applicants

If you feel your skills and career background are aligned with one of the students listed below, all you need to do is fill in the form and click 'submit' to apply.

Pairs meet a minimum of twice a semester and maintain regular contact via email or phone contact during the year. Pairs might also be invited to attend career transition activities and events hosted by The Smith Family.

To become a Career Mentor you will need to:

  • Have current industry experience in student's specific career interest and field of study
  • Complete an online volunteer application form and supply a copy of your resume
  • Consent to undergo screening which will include a National Police History Check and reference checks
  • Attend an interview and a training session with us
  • Maintain regular contact with us to discuss any issues which may arise
Case study photo of student Abdul

Available Students

Student ReferenceStateLocationGenderGender PreferenceArea of StudyIndustry / Career Goal
FemaleNo Preference
Business/Commence/Finance/ ITSoftware Engineer / Web Developer
 NSWTaree FemaleNo PreferenceEducation / ChildcareTeacher (Primary)
 14EN67085 NSW Smithfield Female Female Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science Health Research / Pathologist
 55EN66012 NSW  Port Kembla Female No Preference Community / Social Work / Welfare Unsure / Management in NGO
 100000658E NSW Edmonson Park Female Female Community / Social Work / Welfare Unsure / Management in NGO
 65EN62207 NSW Eagle Vale Male Male Infrastructure / Construction Project Manager
 68EN52912 NSW Punchbowl Female No Preference Architecture / Design Interior Architect / Interior Design
 03EN09057 QLD  Labrador Female No PreferenceBusiness/Commence/Finance/ IT  HR Management
 2178228 QLD Loganholme Male No Preference Business/Commence/Finance/ IT Marketing Manager (or similar)
 17EN70655 QLD Alexandra Hills Female Female Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science Scientist
 2253456 QLD West Rockhampton Female Female Hospitality Hospitality
 23EN41693 QLD Bli Bli Female Female Bachelor of Science Unsure / With Animals
 73EN35666 VIC Wollert* Female No Preference Business/Commence/Finance/ IT Entrepreneur
 73EN76238 VIC Bundoora Female No Preference Business/Commence/Finance/ IT Business Manager
 43EN49013 VIC Broadmeadows Female No Preference Legal / Policing / Government Lawyer / Prosecutor
 2130417 VIC Fitzroy Male  No Preference Health Services / Nursing / Medical Science Medical Lab Scientist / Lab Technician
 06EN62342 VIC Mernda Female No Preference Community / Social Work / Welfare Humanitarian Aid Worker

* (Prefers Local Mentor)