ABP Industry Mentoring Program

This program matches alumni and students in 1:1 pairs for a period of six months (April to October), with an expectation that both parties will meet at least three times throughout the duration of the program.

Applications for the 2022 Program are now closed.

Dee Ma and Kelvin Steel talk about their experience in the 2018 Pilot Mentoring Program for Women in Master of Construction Management.


By being part of this program you will get the chance to ask questions and learn skills from an industry professional. If you have not worked before, you could use this opportunity to have professional interactions, learn about workplaces and start to understand the professional landscape ahead of you. If you have some work experience in a café, shop or business you could use this experience to broaden your knowledge about a career path or build on your professional skills.

This program will allow you to build:

  • Communication, networking and professional skills
  • Confidence in professional interactions
  • Knowledge of your field of interest or degree studied by asking questions about your career direction and different opportunities available to you
  • Professional networks through your mentor

The program is open to all ABP graduate students, as well as to 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate students with a built environment major.

Mentors and students are required to meet at least 3 times during the course of the mentoring program.  Following all relevant health and safety guidelines, the University wishes to ensure that students who currently can't join us on campus are still able to apply. Please note that as such, we expect meetings to take place either online or face to face where practical and safe.

Note: This mentorship is to facilitate a professional relationship and is not designed to find you direct employment.

Projected timeline

21 February 2022 Applications Open

Applications for 2022 open on Monday 21 February. For any questions please contact Annie Howard.

18 March Applications Close

Applications for 2022 close at 11.59pm on Friday 18 March.

21 March - 29 March Selection Process

Selection process to match mentors and mentees takes place.

TBA Workshop

You will receive an email for a mentoring workshop once the dates have been finalised.

April to October Mentor Meetings

Plan to have at least 3 meetings with your mentor over the course of the program or more often if time permits.

TBA Closing Celebration

This will be a chance to meet all the other mentors and student mentees in the ABP mentoring program.

November Program Close

2022 Mentoring Program officially closes for the year.

Further information

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