Career Transition Mentoring Program

The UNSW Career Transition Mentoring Program aims to support all current and former members of defence, whether UNSW alumni or not, 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 mentees with access to 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 hosted on Australian edu-tech platform, Kintell. Mentors and mentees are invited to join the Career Transition Mentoring group on the Kintell platform and create their card. After creating your card, you will be able to book fellow 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?
The program is open to all current and former members of defence, including UNSW Canberra and Sydney alumni. 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 using Kintell as a ‘Mentoring Hub’ where you’ll be able to find advice and resources on all things mentoring - like how to reach out to a mentor first, what to do to prepare for your first meeting, as well as links to other supportive tools and resources.

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 veterans and/or 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.