What's involved and what to expect
- You will initially be invited to a workshop to find out more about what you can gain and what will be expected of you
- We expect you to be reliable and professional in your approach to meeting with your mentor. Employability Advisers are available to help and support you but we also expect you to behave responsibly and appropriately. All of our mentors give their time entirely on a voluntary basis
- Select a mentor from our website of mentor profiles
- Commit to a minimum of four meetings with your mentor, ideally at their place of work, or via Skype
- Prepare fully for your mentoring meetings and set clear goals. You will attend an induction session where we will support you to start planning and provide relevant resources
- Take the lead in arranging meetings and recording action points agreed with your mentor
- Keep in touch and provide us with updates on your mentoring experience
- Write a reflective account of your experience in order to receive a certificate
Who can apply?
Any Sheffield Hallam University student, in any year, can apply! The Career Mentoring scheme is also open to recent graduates who are interested in self employment and would benefit from a mentor with an enterprise focus. Whilst we welcome applications from these wide groups we will prioritise
- final year students who lack work experience and contacts in their target sector
- under-represented groups
How can I apply?
To view the mentor profiles and to apply for the scheme, please visit the Career Mentoring Scheme Blog and complete an application form.
Participation in the scheme is dependant upon a suitable mentor being available. If you would like to speak to someone in more detail about the scheme and how it works, you can contact Louise Harrison on 0114 225 3752 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an employer interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the Career Mentoring Scheme team at email@example.com and refer to the Career Mentoring Scheme Website for further information.