Career Mentoring for students and alumni
Our mentoring schemes offer Nottingham alumni the opportunity to provide meaningful career support to current students and fellow alumni.
Mentoring develops via remote contact over the academic year, giving participants time to benefit from their mentor's professional experience and knowledge.
It doesn't matter where you are in life's journey, there's always something new to learn from somebody else's experiences. Mentoring eabled me to share my career experience, whilst also giving back to the University.
What to expect
As a Career Mentor you can expect:
- to have a mentee by December
- regular contact with your mentee, either by email, phone or video-call
- ongoing support from the Mentoring Team
Around 1 hour per month, including:
- compulsory online mentor training
- monthly mentoring sessions with your mentee, ensuring they are making progress
- mentoring preparation and feedback
Mentoring Schedule (student mentoring)
If your application is approved, your profile will be made available for students to select in late October. From there, the schedule is as follows (please note that timings are approximate):
The schedule for alumni to alumni mentoring can be found here.
Hear from a current mentor
Food Science, 2016
Marks & Spencers
I offered careers advice and work placements to Jemima, as she was keen to gain as much practical experience as possible.
Their mentee's journey
Food Science student
Seeking insights into the nutrition and food sectors
Sam help refine my CV and module selections, and organised a fantastic placement. I now have a clear plan of action.
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