The University of Queensland's Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Career Development Mentoring Program provides HDR candidates with the opportunity to engage with respected professionals working in a variety of sectors of society and the economy and, both within and outside of academia, to:

  • Investigate potential career pathways,
  • Gain exposure to different perspectives and advice,
  • Discuss topics such as networking, identification and communication of transferrable skills, and career development with an experienced professional.

The program’s focus is on HDR candidate’s broad professional and career development.

An online mentoring platform, accessible by both mentors and mentees, guides participants through the program and facilitates engagement. Activities and topics are suggested at each stage of the program and include networking, career pathways and experiences, and translating research skills to the workplace.