-if successful in your application, you select a mentor of your choice, from those available
-usually they will be from your chosen career field
-you meet with your mentor, usually in their workplace, a minimum of four times during the academic year, from November to April
What does mentoringinvolve?
• attending an induction meeting that helps you to prepare
• taking responsibility for meetings with your mentor, usually in their place of work
• taking the lead in arranging meetings, preparing fully for your meetings, setting clear goals and recording action points agreed with your mentor
• keeping in touch and providing us with updates on your mentoring experience
• writing a reflective account of your experience
• attending a ‘recognising achievement’celebration event
Published 5 July 2013 @ 11:28 AM, by Linda Wilson
Welcome to the Career Mentoring Scheme information pages.
What past mentees say...
"Talking about how to prepare for placement interviews with my mentor helped greatly in improving my performance and I have now got a placement for next year. Having a mentor has given me greater confidence and determination to achieve my career goal."
Wakaas, second year, accounting.
"I was able to find the answers I wanted about my future career, not only by my mentor giving me information, but by setting me research tasks so I could find things out independently. I am now a much more organised and confident person because it gave me the chance to do something for myself which will prove helpful to my future."
Lauren, second year, media studies
"...having a LGBT mentor will give me reassurance and confidence to be 'out' as a lesbian when entering my future workplace. I am very apprehensive about this aspect of my life and feel that being able to talk to someone who I can relate to, will help me.
Having a LGBT mentor was a great help, it made me more hopeful (about) being out as gay in my workplace. He helped me greatly with my CV and I believe from his help, this is what got me the graduate job."
Rachel, final year Law
"The scheme puts you in touch with the right people, gives you an invaluable insight into your chosen career and you might even get your foot in a few doors."