UQ mentoring opportunities


The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
— Steven Spielberg

It’s no surprise that some of the world’s most successful and influential people have had mentors help guide them. UQ offers mentoring programs that provide valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of student life at UQ and beyond. From supporting new students in the transition to university life, to making professional connections and gaining career experience, joining a mentoring program can open many doors for students.

O’ to 4 Mentor

The O' to 4 Mentor program was created for students by students. O' to 4 introduces new students to existing students to support them through their first weeks at UQ. Our mentors create a friendly and supportive environment to assist students with navigation, goal setting and getting started at UQ.

The O' to 4 program is available to first semester students.

Learn more about the O' to 4 Mentor program

Business, Economics and Law Career Mentoring Program

The Business Economics and Law (BEL) Faculty offers a mentoring program to complement a student’s academic knowledge by connecting them with a personal industry mentor. The program allows students to gain an understanding of the behaviour and attributes expected in the workplace and how best to utilise their skills and academic knowledge to find work and develop their career.

The BEL Career Mentoring program is available to final year undergraduate students and all postgraduate students, excluding MBA students.

Find out more about the BEL Career Mentoring program

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Meet a Mentor Program

The Meet a Mentor Program is an exciting initiative for engineering, architecture, and information technology students in the second last and final years of their university program. The program connects students with established alumni and industry professionals to motivate, encourage, empower and transform the next generation of professionals entering the industry. Participating students are linked with mentors based on study discipline, shared interests, and career aspirations.

The Meet a Mentor program is available to third and fourth year Engineering or IT students.

Learn more about the EAIT Meet a Mentor program

Humanities and Social Sciences Connect Mentoring Program

UQ’s Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) faculty have launched a new Industry Mentoring Program to provide an avenue for students to access advice from industry professionals from many diverse careers. Students will be able to get practical, up to date guidance from a mentor in a supportive environment. Students will also have access to organised networking events, skills workshops and reflection activities aimed at increasing confidence and ability to identify and articulate employability to others.

The program is available to all first year Humanities and Social Sciences students.

Please note that registrations have closed for Semester 2, 2018 and will re-open again in 2019.

Visit the HASS Connect Mentoring Program site for more information


ilab provides a supportive environment for UQ entrepreneurs — students, researchers and alumni — by mentoring them through the early stage of business development and providing seed funding to scale their business. Since 2012, ilab has introduced Germinate accelerator programs, intern placement programs and a range of other founder friendly initiatives. UQ’s ilab has run more than 13 accelerator programs, continued its startup incubator, has supported in excess of 500 young founders across 185 startup companies and has organised over 3000 mentor sessions cementing its position as one of the most experienced startup accelerator programs in Australia. There are further opportunities such as UQ’s ilab Startup Intern Mixer and Mentor Blaze which increases the job opportunities available to UQ students by matching and connecting them with startups in the Brisbane ecosystem.

ilab is available to all students.

Find out more about ilab

UQ Premedical Society Mentor Program

The UQ Premedical Society Mentor Program is an initiative designed to engage and connect members of different ages, backgrounds and academic disciplines. Mentees get enhanced opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork interpersonal and communication skills, interact with numerous students from all walks of life, and build relationships with peers who may be studying alongside each other for the seven year Medicine program duration.

The program is available to first year Premedical Society members.

Learn more about the Premedical Society Mentor program

Visit the my.UQ Mentoring webpage for information on more UQ mentoring opportunities.

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