Since 2010, our award-winning Mentoring Schemes have made thousands of effective matches between students and recent graduates with members of our experienced mentoring community from across the world.
Through taking part in our Career Mentoring Schemes you could be matched with one of our diverse and talented mentors who come from a variety of industries and backgrounds. By sharing knowledge and insights gained through the years, you will have the unique opportunity to receive tailored career support and guidance from an experienced professional, whatever your desired career field is.
Having a mentor can help you:
- Develop a solid foundation of skills to launch or further your career
- Understand the professional world of the sector you have chosen or wish to enter
- Grow your professional network and build connections
- Enhance your CV, application and interview techniques
- Improve your self-confidence
To help suit your needs, we offer both long and short-term mentoring opportunities which can take place over the phone, in person, or even online. Career mentoring is open to all University of Westminster students and recent graduates (of the last three years).
- Career Mentoring Scheme
We offer two intakes for this Scheme each year and the next cycle runs from April – October. As a mentee on the scheme you can be matched with a mentor for a period of 6 months. Our committed mentors can help you find your feet, ensuring you have the confidence to take your next steps to a successful future career.
The application process involves an online form through Engage, and if successful, attending a group interview and training session which will take place in March.
To take part, you will need to be able to commit to a minimum of five sessions over a six month period. These sessions can take place at your mentors’ workplace – although sessions can also be arranged via telephone or Skype, especially if you are based internationally or matched with an international mentor.
- Ask a Mentor Service
This offers you the chance to have a one-off conversation with one of our mentors and is an alternative for those who are looking for short-term mentoring opportunities.
You can have one-off mentoring session to ask for career advice on a range of topics, for example, guidance on your job search, specific application or interview preparation tips, or for asking work/ industry-related questions. .
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