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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, Skype or in person)
  • Engagement with a world class University

Read 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 three-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 2016 – April 2017)

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:

 

September 16

Closing date for mentor applications: 30th September 2016

September 16 Mentor opportunities are advertised to students from September
October 16 Mentees are selected. Mentee training takes place
  Mentor and mentee are introduced via email
November 16

Mentoring month 1
Optional Meet your Mentor event Tuesday 22nd November 2016 held at the Streatham campus

December 16 Mentoring month 2
January 17 Mentoring month 3 
February 17 Mentoring month 4
March 17 Mentoring month 5
April 17 Mentoring month 6 - Partnerships contacted for feedback

 

Duration: 6-months in duration (May 2017 – October 2017)

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 17

Closing date for mentor applications: 24th January 2016.
Mentor opportunities are advertised to students from 25th January 2016.

March 17

Mentees are selected. Mentee training takes place

April 17

Mentor and mentee are introduced via email

May 17 Mentoring month 1
  Meet your Mentor event (Date TBC) held at the Streatham campus
June 17 Mentoring month 2
July 17 Mentoring month 3
August 17 Mentoring month 4
September 17 Mentoring month 5
October 17 Mentoring month 6 - Partnerships contacted for feedbacknerships contacted for feedback

 

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

‘Meet you Mentor Event’

Tuesday 23rd May 2017-TBC

18.00 to 21.00

Pieminister, First Floor, Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/

 

Arrival and Parking:

Parking on campus is free from 18:00. Car Park C (as signposted on the map above) is closest to where the event will be taking place.

Please come to Pieminister, within Devonshire House, upon arrival.

 

Accommodation:

If you wish to stay overnight you can find details of on-campus and other local accommodation here

 Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse any travel or accommodation costs.

Event details:

18:00 – 18:55: Mentors' Forum 

Followed by a short presentation by Paul Blackmore, Head of Employability and Graduate Development, University of Exeter.

19:00 – 20:00: Introductions to Mentees

Getting to know your mentee, setting objectives, planning your contact.

20.00 – 21.00: Informal mentor networking over dinner (optional).

The event will then round off with an optional light meal for all mentors.

 

To sign up to attend the event please email careermentorscheme@exeter.ac.uk

Please also feel free to get in touch with any further enquiries regarding the event.

We very much hope to see you there!

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.