City University is ranked 10th for both graduate employability and starting salaries, City students' career progression is supported in a many innovative ways. The Professional Mentoring Scheme matches undergraduates with experienced professionals to develop their skills, confidence and future employability.
As a mentee you will be assigned a Professional Mentor who will support, advise and guide you towards personal and professional development. This is a great way to compliment your studies, developing your confidence, employability and professional network.
- Our professional mentors come from a variety of backgrounds including business, law, journalism, engineering, mathematics, informatics, music, social sciences and health sciences
- With only a limited number of Professional Mentors available, this is a highly competative scheme
- Open to all 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students
- It is a scheme that enables mentors to pass on employability skills and experience
- Whilst every effort is made to match you with a mentor from your specific field of study/interest, this is not alway guaranteed
- You must commit to meeting with your mentor at least once a month
Benefits of being a mentee:
- Excellent opportunity to develop your confidence and employabilty skills
- Gain insight to the graduate labour market and clarify your career plans
- Receive one-to-one support and guidance on your CV
- Having someone from your field or related field help you prepare for your interviews
- It is a stepping stone to becoming a highly employable graduate
What students say:
"My mentor has been the missing link in my life. His constant encouragement even when there are setbacks, and there have been many, combined with his ability to read the situation and handle me accordingly, has made him the perfect mentor a mentee could wish for. A weekly commitment was more than I could ask for. A willingness to be flexible around me and understand my various situations throughout the scheme has been much appreciated. But most importantly, it has been, simply, his consistent patience and his enthusiasm to see me continuously moving forward that has really rubbed off on me."
- 3rd year SEMS student
How to apply
Applications for 2012 are now open, please download an application form and submit it to Thalia Anagnostopoulou at the Careers Centre in Drysdale Building or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later that 4pm on 18 October 2012.