Rotarians hit the ground running with RMIT Industry Mentoring

2018 has seen a very successful launch of the Rotary Club of Brighton (RCB) & RMIT Mentor/Mentee program.

An initial group of twenty Rotarians, and their partners, were matched with undergraduates and post graduate students to provide professional guidance and assistance.

Mentees received personalised advice on career options, development opportunities and tips and tricks for success from Rotarians who have ‘been there and done that’ in their professional lives.

Rotarian Jo Kwok had almost immediate success with Mentee Tori Scholten, (Bachelor of Marketing), Tori obtained an internship with Australia Post after only two mentoring sessions.

The ever growing group of RCB Mentors are putting their experience, skills and rotary principles to practical use.  It’s hands-on Rotary, fostering the next generation of business leaders in shaping our future (and maybe a few future Rotarians).

Past President Alan Pinkus is pictured below with his mentee, Stephanie Broad, (Masters of Business Administration, with a particular emphasis on the fashion industry).


It’s not a one-way street.  Mentors are gaining fresh perspectives from the students and benefit from reflecting on their own practices and approaches.  Some have even spotted potential employees.

But Brighton doesn’t have a monopoly on this, so if you think you have something to offer the next generation, and are able to meet with an RMIT student three or four times over a 12 week period, contact Alan Pinkus (M: 0428 184 094, E: or Stuart McMillan (M: 0417991771, E: and find out how easy it is to make a positive impact on our future.



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