Career Mentoring Scheme

What is the Career Mentoring Programme?

The aim of the Career Mentoring Programme is to match business/industry professionals with undergraduate and postgraduate students. The programme provides a great opportunity for students to gain an insight into the world of work from experienced professionals, who pass on their knowledge and advice to help students get where they want to be after their studies.
Gesa-Christin Meyer Zur Heyde took part in the previous mentoring programme, and was matched with a PR Marketing professional. She said: “My mentor gave me an invaluable professional advantage. She answered all my queries and fears and made me more confident in what I wanted to achieve”. “This is a great opportunity and should be available to more students. They will benefit so much from it.” 

What are the benefits for Mentees?
• Discuss key industry trends and learn from an ‘insiders’ perspective
• Capitalise on networking opportunities from your mentor
• Explore possible career development
• Increase the opportunity for good referees and references
• Greater opportunity of workplace visits, work shadowing and/or work experience
• Increased self confidence and professional etiquette
As a Mentee you gain:
• Support and guidance from a professional expert
• Insight into the world of work
Time Commitment
The programme will run officially from November 2011 to April 2012 and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of 5 interactions. At least two of these interactions must be in person, and additional interactions can continue to be face to face, over the telephone / skype or an email conversation.
If you are successfully matched you will attend a training and introductory event in November. We will also be running workshops in October to give you the opportunity to find out more about the programme and meet with other prospective mentees. We will publish the workshop details in due course on our Careers page – Events
Interested? How do I apply?
Applications will open Friday 2nd September and close on 31st October 2011

Please, note that submitting an application does not guarantee you a place on the programme.
Get your application in early! If you would like to find out more information about the programme or have any other queries please email

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