Read about Julie’s experience as a mentor.
Career Mentor Scheme
The University of Exeter Career Mentor Scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professionals in mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships.
Mentors are professionals who support students by providing invaluable insight, advice and guidance regarding their chosen career. A number of our Mentors are also alumni of the University and all are based within the UK.
Benefits of mentoring:
- Access to bright and enthusiastic undergraduate students (the next generation of employees) who can provide a fresh view of your business
- Opportunity to create links with the University and potentially other Mentors
- Voluntary mentoring experience to enhance your CV
- Engagement with a world class University
- The satisfaction of helping a student to realise their true potential
Could I be a mentor?
We ask that all our mentors have:
- At least three years work experience
- An email address they can share with a student
- A keen interest in supporting a student to improve their employability
If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme, please contact Jane Harding by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 01392 722034.
Mentoring in the next round of partnerships
Although we have already received an overwhelmingly positive response from potential mentors for 2013, we are still particularly interested in hearing from mentors in the following sectors:
- Environment and Conservation
- Event Management
- We are also always keen to recruit volunteers who have set up their own business who can help our enterpreneurial students.
At the end of August we will assess all mentor applications. If it is the case that certain areas become oversubscribed to meet our current student need for 2013, we will try our best to provide as many other alternative activities within Employability and Graduate Development which will make best use of our volunteers' expertise.
To apply as a mentor, please complete our form here.
It’s an overused phrase, but mentoring is a true win-win.
I got so much from it; fulfilment, satisfaction, a sense of putting something back into society, and no less importantly a real insight into what it’s like to be young in today’s world.
My mentees have both gone on to jobs in the media, with the help of my guidance through the precarious business of applications and interviews and it’s been so rewarding to watch them developing. We met, on average, once a month for an hour or so, sometimes to help with ideas for work experience, or to check applications, sometimes just for the reassurance of a chat.
It’s my experience that Exeter students are very bright, motivated, and a pleasure to work with. I would thoroughly recommend mentoring, not just for the good it can do the student, but the mentor too.
BBC News Correspondent
I am finding the mentoring experience very positive, and certainly (the student) is a pleasure to mentor – what’s great is she doesn’t hold back and I think we have developed a strong degree of trust.
Director of Corporate Communications, IPC Media
From my point of view, being a mentor has been a very positive experience, I am very glad to be able to help someone like Daniel at the start of his career and to share my experiences with him. Read more
Julie Morgan, KPMG
Biology and Psychology, 1980