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SEE Career Mentoring Programme – Call for mentors, deadline Friday 19 June

Published date
08 Jun 2015
Author
Anna Castleton

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Apply to be a mentor!

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 19 June 2015

 

The Career Mentoring Programme supports UAL graduates develop their career plans during the six months after graduation.

The Career Mentoring Programme is open to all final year students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across UAL. The programme is run as part of SEE’s portfolio of services which are there to help you prepare for your career after university.

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 May at 5pm. All applicants must be available to attend a training session on the afternoon of 17 or 24 Juneshould they be selected to take part in the programme. Attendance to this session is mandatory for all mentees.

Why do I need a mentor?

  • To help you think through your career options and clarify your future career plans.
  • To help you work towards securing the job you want when you leave UAL.
  • To build your professional networks which will in turn help you find the job you want.

How does it work?

All final year students, undergraduate and postgraduate, are eligible to apply for a mentor. You must be graduating within the next 12 months to be eligible for this scheme.

Subject to availability, we will match you with a mentor who will work with you over a six month period. We encourage you to meet once a month for one to two hours during this time.

Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship between you (the mentee) and your mentor. It gives you the chance to gain perspective on your future career with the help of an experienced professional. Mentoring can help you become more confident about your career choices and more resourceful as you prepare for life after university.

Mentoring is not career advice, coaching, training, counselling or therapeutic in nature.

Mentees

  • Will be proactive, take responsibility and be decisive on any action to be taken during the mentoring relationship. This is a unique opportunity for you to listen, question, clarify, explore and act on your career.
  • Must be able to create the necessary time to meet your mentor face-to-face, online via Skype, email or phone for one hour every month throughout the duration of the scheme.
  • Will not rely on the mentor to make things happen or expect to be offered a placement/job or expect the mentor to be available outside the agreed times.
  • Must be able to attend a training event at High Holborn on 17th or 24th June 2015.
  • Must be able to provide feedback on your experience of the mentoring scheme. You will also be asked to provide testimonials for use on the SEE website.

Mentors

  • Will be an experienced professional who can provide encouragement and support to help you make informed choices and decisions.
  • Will not tell, instruct or advise you what to do or always have the answer!

Both mentees and mentors are eligible to attend a free training session designed to help them make the most of the scheme. The session will be run by an accredited trainer and facilitator with extensive experience in running and supporting career and employability related mentoring programmes within UAL.

Please be aware that application to be a mentee does not guarantee a place on the programme. Where appropriate, we do endeavor to signpost applicants to other, more appropriate sources of information and support.