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Industry Mentoring Programme

The Industry Mentoring Programme at London College of Communication aims to encourage and support current postgraduate students and recent graduates in their transition from education to industry.

This voluntary programme matches LCC postgraduate students of all disciplines with industry professionals to support their development as they enter the creative industries.

What are the potential outcomes for mentors?

  • Access to the London College of Communication mentor network
  • Skills development and CV enhancement
  • Partnership with London College of Communication
  • Develop links with our vibrant community of students, alumni and staff
  • Free training run by a nationally accredited trainer and facilitator

Criteria for mentors:

  • You must be a professional with a minimum of 3 years’ working experience in the creative industries.
  • You should have an understanding of the issues facing students who wish to enter the sector.
  • LCC and UAL alumni are welcomed, but you don’t need to have studied with us to take part.

Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk

What are the benefits for mentees?

  • Work with your mentor to develop your future career plans
  • Develop your plan for a practice, studio or business
  • Build contacts and professional relationships while studying
  • Develop your skills in presentation, applications and interviews, communication and teamwork
  • Develop a greater understanding of the creative industries and your routes into industry
  • Increase your confidence in gaining employment in your chosen industry

Criteria for mentees:

  • You must be either a current postgraduate student or recent (2020/2021) MA graduate of LCC.

Applications for the 2022 programme are now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch graduates@lcc.arts.ac.uk

What is the Industry Mentoring Programme?

My mentor has been absolutely fantastic! From allowing me to shadow him at work and through meetings, to offering me summer employment – I have gained invaluable professional advice and experience that I never would have imagined beforehand.

— Annie Croll MA Public Relations graduate
Gaining industry knowledge and experience through a mentor is a great opportunity. It can speed up the whole process, and help the mentee be more focused and targeted in his or her approach.

— Laura Colapietro Associate Director at ING Media

Stories

  • Image credit: Wendy Xiuwen Chen, MA Graphic Media Design.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Wendy Xiuwen Chen x June Mineyama-Smithson

    We chat to Wendy Xiuwen Chen and her mentor, graphic designer and artist June Mineyama-Smithson about their experiences of taking part in the LCC Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Image credit: Katrina Young.

    Creative Careers: Katrina Young

    Digital marketing and technology consultant Katrina Young discusses her experience of supporting LCC students through our Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Image credit: Victoire Colliou, MA Graphic Media Design.

    Mentoring Spotlight: Victoire Colliou x Clive Baillie

    We chat to MA Graphic Media Design student Victoire Colliou and her mentor, founding partner and CEO of BLT Communications, Clive Baillie about their experiences of taking part in the LCC Industry Mentoring Programme.

  • Image credits: textile art, styling and art direction by Chiara Cola. Photography by Simona Santelli.

    Creative Careers: Chiara Cola

    We chat to Chiara about the ethos behind her creative practice and the motivation behind her role as an LCC industry mentor.