Career Transition Mentoring Program

The UNSW Career Transition Mentoring Program aims to support UNSW alumni making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce by connecting them with established alumni and industry professionals. Mentoring offered through this program is intended to provide alumni mentees with access to alumni mentors who have successfully transitioned into the civilian workforce and can share their personal, career and transition experience.

This program is a community-focused approach to mentoring and knowledge sharing and will be hosted on an Australian edu-tech platform, Kintell. Mentors and mentees are invited to join the Career Transition Mentoring group on Kintell and create their card. After creating your card, you will be able to book fellow alumni group members in for a chat based on their area of expertise.


What is Kintell?
Kintell is an Australian edu-tech company that focuses on one-to-one video advice from vetted professionals by integrating search, scheduling, video conferencing, payment, and rating and reviewing in one platform. You can find out more here.

What are the key dates for this program? 
This is a rolling program, so you can register anytime. All you have to do is sign up through the Kintell platform.

Who is eligible to apply for this program?
Any UNSW Canberra or UNSW Sydney graduate who is a current or former member of the Australian Defence Force. The main focus of this program is to provide support to those making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

How has the program changed this year?
This year, we’ll be hosting the program on a platform called Kintell. Kintell allows you to seek out other alumni that you’d like to speak to, schedule a conversation and video chat all in one place. 
Also, this year, we won’t be matching mentees and mentors into pairs. As a mentee we encourage you to set up meetings with several different alumni according to their expertise and the areas you’re interested in learning more about. As a mentor, we encourage you to share your knowledge with mentees, but also to use this as an opportunity to network with other mentors and perhaps learn something new!
Finally, now that we have a platform to run the program on, we can accept new mentees and mentors into the program at any time throughout the year. All you have to do is sign up through the Kintell platform.

What are the benefits

For Mentors

As a mentor this program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Gain personal fulfilment through assisting to shape and develop the civilian career of fellow alumni
  • develop yourself professionally – enhance leadership, communication and management expertise
  • contribute to the education community through knowledge and skill sharing
  • network with and learn from other mentors in the program.

For Mentees

As a mentee this program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop and improve your career skills in the context of the civilian workforce
  • cultivate both personal and professional networks
  • gain first-hand knowledge into transitioning to the civilian workforce
  • expand your knowledge of career options and provide a tangible link between study, employment and industry
  • network with and learn from other mentees in the program who are also in the process of making the transition.