The Australian Institute of Business’s (AIB) peer mentoring support program is a joint, academic- and candidate-led initiative that aims to facilitate peer-mentoring relationships between higher degree research (HDR) candidates (as mentees) and more advanced HDR candidates or recent graduates (as mentors) for a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership and professional development.
This program is sponsored by AIB’s Associate Dean (Research), Professor Gayle Morris.
About the HDR Peer-Mentoring Support Program
The AIB peer-mentoring support program is a 12-month program where mentors meet virtually with their mentees typically once a month to share their knowledge, skills and experience. This enables the mentees to not only settle into their studies at AIB, but also grow in a professional and personal capacity.
During the program, both the mentors and mentees will receive communication from the program facilitators giving them helpful tips and resources about mentoring.
At the end of the program, both the mentors and mentees will be invited to provide feedback about their experiences and how this program has helped them in their research journey.
Mentor and Mentee Eligibility
To apply as a mentor, you must either be near completion or recently completed a PhD or DBA degree with a proven track record of achievement in your industry and having the aspiration to the development and growth in others.
To apply as mentee, you must be enrolled in a PhD or a DBA program at the Australian Institute of Business, typically in first or second year.
Both, mentors and mentees must be willing to attend program events and complete the training provided.