AIG Mentoring Program

An initiative of the National Graduate Group



The AIG Mentoring Program is a free-to-all members, formal, face-to-face program which runs over 5-6 months annually. Mentor-mentee contact is through private face to face, telephone or skype meetings as well as program run formal meetings and social events. This allows time for the development of strong relationships between mentees and mentors.

The AIG Mentoring Program began in 2015 as an initiative of the National Graduate Committee to provide undergraduate students, MSc/PhD Candidates and early-career geoscientists who have up to 5 years professional industry experience with practical advice and feedback from senior industry professionals.


Program Aim

Our program connects BSc/MSc/PhD candidates and early career geoscientists (0-5yrs) with experienced industry professionals (>10yrs practical industry experience). The aim is to build our community by providing emerging geoscientists with experience from knowledgeable professionals who are looking to give back. Our professionals provide practical advice and guidance on a number of areas of interest in regards to beginning and maintaining a healthy career within geoscience.

We at AIG believe mentoring is an important part of developing and sustaining the geoscience community and welcome your participation.


Program Details

The mentoring program is free to both mentors and mentees!

The program runs every year on a state by state basis as well as a national distance program for those who are outside an urban area or in a state without an active program. The distance program uses online technology to facilitate mentoring, regardless of location, whereas state based programs center around face to face meetings and events – see below links for program availability in your state.

AIG membership is a prerequisite for our program, and many folks join AIG to be able to access this valuable, high quality development opportunity. If this applies to you, please fill in an AIG application form at

Undergraduate AIG membership is free; there is a $99 charge for graduate/MSc/PhD AIG membership.

During the program mentees and mentors are expected meet regularly to discuss and work on their mentoring program objectives as they set at the start of the program.

Program duration is 5 months with three key events:

1) Kick-Off Event – Q2, 2) Mid-term Social, 3) Final Event/Program finish – Q4


How do I sign up to be part of AIG Mentoring 2017?

Expressions of interest for the AIG Mentoring Program for 2017 have now closed.

To find out more information on next years Mentoring Program, please sign up to our AIG mailing list for updates, as well as additional industry and branch news.

For more details about the AIG Mentoring Program please contact us by email at

Real challenges, real outcomes and real results based on mutual respect, confidentially and commitment.


Thank you to our sponsors for their support during our Mentoring Program