If you’re looking to spruce up your CV, gain industry insight, and develop important soft skills, our Career Mentoring Scheme can help you. Speaking to a professional mentor will provide you with first-hand industry insight and can support you in gaining a stronger understanding of the working world.
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. This is all so you can tackle the working world with confidence!
Long and short-term mentoring at the University is open to both students and recent graduates (of the last 3 years) This can take place over the phone, or online via Skype and Teams.
Career Mentoring Scheme (long-term mentoring)
Our award-winning Career Mentoring Scheme matches participants for a long-term mentoring relationship and we have two intakes for the scheme each year. Cycle 2 runs from April – July and applications now open!
To take part, you will need to:
- Be able to commit to a minimum of 3 mentoring sessions over a 12-week period from April to July
- Apply through an online form on Engage
- Attend a virtual mentee training session which will take place in March (after you have been successfully matched to a mentor)
Applications close on Thursday 11 February at midnight.
Ask a Mentor Service (short-term mentoring)
For those of you who are looking for a short-term mentoring opportunity, the Ask a Mentor Service offers you the chance to have a one-off conversation with one of our professional 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. Open all year round, you can apply via Engage here.
Whatever your goal is for 2021, we hope you add Career Mentoring to your list of New Year’s resolutions!
☞ 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!