Mentoring programs

For FVAS students

FVAS Graduate Mentoring Program

Information for students

Would you like to connect with someone from your industry? Ask questions about what they do? How they landed their career? Seek advice on how and where you should start yours?

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS) graduate mentoring program connects Honours students and graduate students enrolled in degrees in Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Food Packaging and Innovation with experienced mentors from a range of industries.

The primary objectives of the FVAS graduate mentoring program are to provide:

  • Students with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the Australian agricultural sector through connecting with industry experts
  • Professionals with the opportunity to mentor skilled and enthusiastic graduate students by fostering the development of their industry knowledge.

Throughout the program FVAS will:

  • Support mentees and mentors and be available to discuss any questions or concerns that arise from either party
  • Organise events for mentees and/or mentors as required
  • Seek feedback from mentees and mentors regarding the success of this initiative at the end of Semester 2.


It is expected that both mentors and mentees will:

  • Commit to the mentoring process, including agreed meetings and time commitments
  • Be accessible and positive
  • Give and receive constructive and honest feedback
  • Be non-judgemental
  • Respect confidences.

Students applying to participate in this program should be willing to commit to the program until the end of Semester 2.


You must:

  • Have completed at least 50 points of study at the University of Melbourne at the time of application (including Bachelors, Honours, or Graduate Certificate Study). These 50 points cannot have been completed prior to 2016.
  • Not intend to complete your degree prior to November 2021*
  • Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% across all subjects undertaken in the degree program.

*Students in Graduate Certificate programs who plan to complete their studies mid-year 2021 are not eligible to participate in the program.


Applications for 2021 will open in April.

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