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Health Career Mentoring

Industry partnerships that enhance students' employability in psychology, health sciences, public health or health promotion.

Health Career Mentoring


Are you looking to work in psychology, health sciences, public health or health promotion? Our Health Career Mentoring program can help you get there.

This three-month program matches motivated, final-year undergraduate Faculty of Health students enrolled in non-clinical courses with experienced industry mentors, to help them gain insight and enhance their graduate employability.


Becoming a mentee gives you a chance to access experienced industry professionals and benefit from the expertise and insights that they have gained throughout their careers. Through the program you will:

  • receive one-on-one mentoring as you prepare for graduation
  • get advice and guidance on job searching, applications and interviews
  • learn more about career opportunities and industry insight
  • expand your professional network
  • understand the steps you need to take to achieve your career goals.

Mentee testomonials

"This program has provided me with the skills that I need to confidently apply for jobs in the future."

"I loved this program. It allowed me to figure out my next steps and gain clarity in my future career. I would highly recommend to other students."

"The Health Career Mentoring Program was a great opportunity to learn more about the health field and to find out about the career options that are available. Having the opportunity to work alongside a mentor who has been in the health industry for a long time was a great experience and allowed me to better navigate the job application process. I would highly recommend this program to all students."

'I would like to express my gratitude to this mentoring program and my mentor as I was able to gain knowledgeable support for where to start in my career and what roles can be transferable to what it is I would like to do or deciding whether the career chosen was right for me. Networking with like-minded people and not being afraid to apply and show how passionate you are about a role you want. Learning about my mentors career journey was amazing beyond words that helped motivate me to achieve the goals I want to pursue. So I would like to thank this mentor program for helping me gain these abilities.'

"I was encouraged to participate in this program following my internship at the Deakin TALENT FreelancingHUB and it is the best thing I could have done while preparing to graduate and commence my career journey. The program leaders did an amazing job at pairing the mentors and the mentees and aligning their professions and interests. The whole meeting process felt super organic and left me with invaluable skills that I will keep with me throughout the rest of my career. I am very grateful for this experience and strongly encourage other students to participate if they are unsure how to kick off their career journey following university!"


  • You are an undergraduate student enrolled in your final year of a psychology, health sciences, or public health and health promotion course.
  • You haven't found suitable graduate-level employment but hope to commence employment after you graduate.
  • You are motivated and willing to proactively enhance your employability.

Your commitment

By participating in the program you are committing to:

  • attending an in-person opening event (three hours including lunch)
  • setting up and attending approximately five meetings with your mentor during the program
  • participating in career development activities
  • attending a final virtual celebration with other program participants.

2024 key dates

Applications close: Tuesday 7 May 2024
Matching: Monday 20 May 2024
Opening event (in-person): Friday 21 June 2024
Closing event (in-person): Thursday 24 October 2024


Need some help?

If you have any questions about the program please contact our Health Work Integrated Learning Team.