As a student during these uncertain times, the increasingly competitive job market has highlighted just how important it is to begin planning your career earlier on. Fortunately, our range of Career Mentoring opportunities offer you the chance to gain first-hand knowledge and insights into the world of work by being matched with a professional mentor.
We have hundreds of mentors from a diverse range of industries, cultures and backgrounds who want to help you. They can equip you with the right mindset, share valuable professional insights, assist with developing your skillset and support the growth of your network, so you can tackle the working world with confidence. Open to both students and recent graduates (of the last 3 years), our long and short-term mentoring opportunities can take place online via Skype or Microsoft Teams, for example.
🌟Career Mentoring Scheme (long-term mentoring)
Our award-winning Career Mentoring Scheme matches participants for a six-month mentoring relationship. We have two intakes for the scheme each year and applications for cycle one are now open!
To take part, you will need to:
- be able to commit to a minimum of five mentoring sessions over a six-month period
- apply though an online form on Engage
- attend a virtual mentee training session which will take place in October (if your application is successful)
Applications for cycle one close on Thursday 1 October 2020 at midnight. You can apply here via Engage.
The Mentoring Team will be running virtual drop in sessions on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September from 1-2pm to run through any additional application-related questions you may have.
To sign up for a slot, please register on Engage
🌟Ask a Mentor Service (short-term mentoring)
As an alternative for those who are looking for short-term mentoring opportunities, the Ask a Mentor Service offers you the chance to have a one-off conversation with one of our mentors.
This one-off mentoring session can be used to ask for career advice on a range of topics, for example, guidance on job/ internship search, application or interview preparation tips, or for asking industry-specific questions. Applications are open all year round, and you can apply via Engage here.
☞ Big thanks to our colleagues from the Mentoring Team for providing us with some useful information about the scheme.
Please be reminder that if you need careers support, your Careers Team is only an email / a message away!