Seeking Career Mentors for University Students and Graduates!

Seeking Career Mentors for University Students and Graduates!

Short term project
J82541
At a glance

Skills

  • Data analysis
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education

Where

London, E16 2RD
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Mentors commit to a minimum of three hours of mentoring over the designated 8-week period. We run the programme three times a year.

Deadline

15 Jun 2024

Pass on your knowledge and experience to a university student or graduate and help them take the next step in their career journey

What will you be doing?

The University of East London's Professional Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for professionals to share their expertise to support, guide and inspire current students and recent graduates.

The programme is designed to support students to graduate with career clarity and transition into the world of work with ease.

As a Mentor, you will support your mentee with their goals, which may include:  

  • Developing their interpersonal and employability skills 
  • Growing their understanding of the link between their academic studies and career aspirations  
  • Exploring career pathways and helping them plan their career goals  
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem 
  • Developing professional networks 

 As a mentor you will:  

  • Support and inspire future talent in your industry
  • Develop your own skills
  • Get involved with the University of East London
  • Evidence your continued professional development (mentors are awarded an annual certificate of participation)

How it works:  

We’ll match you with a student whose specialism is a good fit for your skills and expertise.

You and your mentee will then meet for a minimum of 3 hours over the course of 8 weeks. You may agree to work with your mentee for more than three hours, but this isn’t our expectation. Over the programme, you will motivate and empower your mentee to achieve their personal goals.

Support in your mentoring role will be provided, including an initial training session, and a two-week check in.

See the attached document for more information on how the programme is structured.

What are we looking for?

We are particularly looking for mentors with skills and experience in the following sectors:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical science
  • Biotechnology
  • Counselling
  • Data analysis
  • Engineering
  • Human rights/ charity
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Therapy

As a mentor we encourage you to:

  • Be willing to share knowledge
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be honest
  • Offer constructive advice
  • Be empathetic
  • Be unbiased and objective

What difference will you make?

Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, and inspiring our students to reach their full potential. We’d love you to be a part of that.

The University of East London is an award-winning University and one of the most inclusive in the UK with a diverse student population coming from different cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds of 120 nationalities.

The University is a global leader in equality and diversity and in 2020 we were awarded as the top-ranking university in the UK (2nd in the world) for tackling inequality. 70% of our students come from BAME backgrounds, with 40% being the first in their families to pursue higher education. 

Before you apply

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online meeting with one of our Mentoring Officers. Successful candidates will be asked to register on our mentoring platform, and to attend a virtual training session before being matched with a mentee.

We are urgently seeking mentors to work with students and graduates over the remainder of this academic year, and would especially love to hear from you if could consider a mentoring role this summer.

Causes
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    The University of East London is an award-winning University and one of the most inclusive in the UK with a diverse student population coming from different cultural, social, religious and ethnic...