What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a long term relationship that meets a developmental need. A mentor facilitates growth in an individual by sharing the knowledge and insights that have been learned through the years. Put simply, mentors are people who help others to succeed.
- “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” (Unknown)
We have been running mentoring schemes at the Career Development Centre for over 15 years, which are now open to all students at University of Westminster. By taking part, you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and explore different career ideas.
But don’t just take my word for it – this is what former participants had to say:
- “Improving my CV has made me more confident in my career choices and built confidence in myself both academically and socially.” (Student)
- “This is a great opportunity to come out of university with other skills rather than just qualifications.” (Student)
- “One of the greatest achievements so far is being able to deliver rewarding experiences and setting up contacts for my mentee to talk and gain experience from the world of work.” (Mentor)
- “I am so glad that I participated in the mentoring scheme. Before joining the scheme I didn’t really know where my future career was heading and I felt that I was lacking in guidance and confidence. I would strongly recommend this mentoring scheme because it is a rare yet beneficial opportunity at this crucial but often confusing stage of our lives as students.” (Student)
If you would like to have a mentor for Semester 1 & 2, please follow this link for more information and to download an application form.