Could you mentor a current student?
Our scheme aims to match every student who wants to participate to an Alumni Mentor with relevant experience in the student’s area of interest. The aim of the programme is to help students prepare to find a job when they leave University, and activities could include reviewing CVs and applications, giving information and advice about their chosen career, helping them to identify potential careers, encouraging them to source work experience and internships and being a general source of support and guidance.
The scheme runs each year from November until the following summer, and you should be prepared to give about an hour per month of your time. Ideally, you will be able to meet your student mentee at least once face-to-face, but we appreciate this may not always be possible. We've had successful partnerships with international mentors too and relationships can also take place by phone, e-mail and Skype.
We welcome interest from all alumni – you do not have to have mentored before or reached the ‘top’ of your career to be able to be a mentor and we are also keen to hear from young alumni. You will only be matched to a student where relevant and we provide guidance and support on the mentoring process, and support is available to you.
Mentoring makes a real different to students. We all know the benefit of having someone to bounce ideas off, and gaining advice from those who've gone before us. Could you be that person?
If you are interested in mentoring a student, please email Grace on firstname.lastname@example.org.