From delivering online guest lectures and mentoring through to providing online student projects and taking on virtual interns, you can help to create transformative experiences for RMIT students in Australia and Vietnam while accessing student talent, developing your coaching and leadership skills, and growing your professional networks.

Provide an online industry project

Take advantage of unique viewpoints and new ideas by inviting RMIT students to collaborate on an online project. You can access top student talent, as well as world-class facilities to help solve business problems, explore new opportunities or deliver social impact.

Online projects come at no cost to your organisation and our students can deliver a diverse range of outcomes, such as solving a business challenge, working on a process review or improvement, developing an app or other tech solution or preparing a business plan or campaign – and more! 

How does it work?
  1. We connect with you an RMIT course coordinator seeking online projects for students. Through an online meeting, you’ll gain an understanding of key information about the course and the student profile – ensuring that both your business needs and those of the course are met. 
  2. Students will get to work on your project – organised in small groups and meeting with you online at regular, pre-determined intervals.
  3. The deliverable will be presented at the end of the semester. 
Consult current online industry project opportunities.

Deliver an online industry guest lecture

Promote your business and share your ideas and expertise in an online guest lecture for students. Connect with future talent and academic experts while providing real-word insights and inspiration for the next generation of professionals. 

The format can be anything from a 15 minute Q&A with students (facilitated by the course coordinator) through to a 30 minute presentation, pre-recorded or live.

How does it work?
  1. We connect you with an RMIT course coordinator in your field to discuss the course content and how can you contribute through your industry expertise. During this online meeting, we’ll also agree on the format, timing and date of the guest lecture.
  2. You provide the guest lecture as per the agreed timeline.
  3. You’ll connect with RMIT students and academics while complementing RMIT curriculum with your perspectives.
Upcoming online guest lecture opportunities for Semester 2, 2020 (from July to October)
  • Communications – social media metrics, survey design, interviews and focus groups (August 2020)
  • International Business – value chain design and analysis, risk and compliance, CSR, or corruption (August 2020)
  • Management – managing remote teams, sustainable management, transformation of management in a post COVID-19 world (date to be confirmed)
  • Economics – insights from psychology to improve behaviour (August 2020)

Take on a virtual intern

Virtual internships offer cost effective and flexible resourcing to support your business goals, as well as direct access to the next generation of workers. It also provides you with a unique opportunity for professional development through mentoring and guiding a student.

RMIT encourages partner organisations to pay students an award wage, however it’s at a host's discretion if they would like to provide payments to students – advice is available from RMIT.

How does it work?
  1.  We connect with you an RMIT course coordinator seeking internships for students. Through an online meeting, you’ll gain an understanding of key information about the internship – ensuring that both your business needs and the student learning goals are met. 
  2.  Once you decide to host an intern virtually, the process begins. Our team and the course coordinator will circulate your notice to students. Students then apply directly to you, and you carry out your own selection process.
  3. Your organisation, the student and RMIT will sign a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Agreement before any virtual internship begins. Your nominated workplace supervisor will orientate the student, provide ongoing performance feedback and liaise with the student’s course coordinator at RMIT if required.
Consult current virtual intern opportunities.

Be an online mentor

Share your experience and industry knowledge with current RMIT students, by being a mentor in one of RMIT's mentoring programs.
 
Students are encouraged to initiate mentoring connections, and may reach out to you for mentoring, career advice or even with a question. They may be drawn to your industry or organisation, or perhaps your skills or interests. Being available to offer advice, answer questions, or industry insights are several ways you can help current RMIT students succeed in their future careers. 
 
How does it work?

  1. RMIT offer a range of mentoring options to suit your needs – from individual mentoring to small groups. 
  2. Visit RMIT Mentoring to find the right program for you. 

Contact the RMIT Europe team directly

Dimity Hyde
Global Experience Advisor
Dimity connects European industry partners with RMIT student opportunities – such as online guest lectures, projects, internships and mentoring – in Australia and Vietnam.
Karen Matthews
Communications and Engagement Manager
Karen connects with RMIT alumni in Europe to grow the community as well as share opportunities for alumni to give back to RMIT and inspire the next generation.