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Career Mentor Scheme

The Career Mentor Scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professionals in mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships.

Mentors are professionals from all different sectors and professions who volunteer to support students by providing invaluable insight, advice and guidance into their chosen career via email, telephone, Skype or meetings in person at least once per month for up to 6 months.

Our mentors are a mix of alumni and non-alumni, from all sectors and professions and are based in the UK and overseas.

If you are a current student viewing this page, please see our student webpage.

  • Access to bright and enthusiastic undergraduate and postgraduate students who can provide a fresh view of your business
  • The satisfaction of helping students to realise their true potential and reflect upon your career achievements
  • Voluntary mentoring experience to enhance your CV
  • Chance to develop your professional and personal support skills (contact via email, telephone, Skpye or in person)
  • Engagement with a world class University

Read mentor experiences and mentoring success stories of those who have benefitted from the scheme.

We ask that all our mentors have:

  • Professional experience in any graduate career sector with two-years minimum experience (mentors range from graduate trainees to managers and company directors) 
  • An email address, telephone number or Skype address they can share with their mentee student
  • A keen interest in supporting students to improve their employability
  • Willingness to support one or more students for up to 6-months on a voluntary (unpaid) basis
  • Mentors can be based in the UK or overseas

Read further information about the scheme and the scheme timeframes with details of the process. You may also access mentoring support and training resources for more information. 

Duration: 6-months in duration (November 2014 – April 2015)

Mentees: The scheme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all colleges and campuses.

Level of contact: Mentoring partnerships are expected to maintain contact at least once per month via email, telephone, Skype or in person.

Expected timeline summary:

August 14

Closing date for mentor applications: 1st August 2014

September 14 Mentor opportunities are advertised to students from 1st September 2014
October 14 Mentee's are selected. Mentee training takes place
  Mentor and mentee are introduced via email
November 14

Mentoring month 1
Meet your Mentor event Tuesday 25th November 2014 held at the Steatham campus

December 14 Mentoring month 2
January 15 Mentoring month 3 
February 15 Mentoring month 4
March 15 Mentoring month 5
April 15 Mentoring month 6 - Partnerships contacted for feedback

 

Duration: 6-months in duration (May 2015 – October 2015)

Mentees: The scheme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all colleges and campuses.

Level of contact: Mentoring partnerships are expected to maintain contact at least once per month via email, telephone, Skype or in person.

Expected timeline summary:

January 15

Closing date for mentor applications: 23rd January 2015.
Mentor opportunities are advertised to students from 26th January 2015.

March 15

Mentee's are selected. Mentee training takes place

April 15

Mentor and mentee are introduced via email

May 15 Mentoring month 1
  Meet your Mentor event Tuesday 26th May 2015 held at the Steatham campus
June 15 Mentoring month 2
July 15 Mentoring month 3
August 15 Mentoring month 4
September 15 Mentoring month 5
October 15 Mentoring month 6 - Partnerships contacted for feedbacknerships contacted for feedback

 

To sign up as a mentor, please complete the following mentor application form.

Contact

If you are interested in finding out more about the Career Mentor Scheme, please contact us at careermentorscheme@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 722034.