Second round of Professional Mentoring Scheme – now taking applications

Don’t forget to leave time to apply for The Professional Mentoring Scheme for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates which runs twice a year and which will begin in Feb 2015. The deadline for applying for the second intake is midnight on 29 January 2014. Use the link to find out more and to apply. http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/for-students-and-recent-graduates/professional-mentoring



Women students! Build your self-confidence with the Sprint London Programme for Female Undergrads and Postgrads!

wonder-woman1Do you often feel your voice is not heard and that others seem more confident?

Do you constantly kick yourself for not being more assertive?

Perhaps you  lack confidence in your own skills, with a poor sense of career direction?

The Sprint Programme is a fantastic opportunity for women undergraduates and postgraduates from all backgrounds, ages and stages in their lives and studies, regardless of their subject or career aspirations, to take hold of their personal development and achieve their ambitions. It is not too late to apply – with the deadline being this Sunday 6 July and you only need to submit a brief application – no more than 2500 characters, that’s characters, not words. About 30 lines will do or even less. That’s very little!

Across 4 action packed days, the programme covers a range of key development topics, with the aim help you to:

  • use your personal power and influence
  • identify your values, attitudes and direction
  • manage your time effectively Continue Reading

Final countdown for applications to become a CityBuddy coming up!

It is the final countdown for applications to become a CityBuddy this week. The deadline is Friday at 5pm.

A good number of applications have been received so far across Cass, Law, SASS and SHS but this is going to be a big programme across City, so we are encouraging more people to apply, whatever you are studying. We would  particularly welcome more applications from Journalism and Economics students.

This would be a great addition to your CV as buddying (a kind of mentoring really) is classed as a leadership role – a quality that is highly regarded by many  graduate employers. It is also very rewarding, the time commitment is not major and you do not have to be a friend for life!

Students can apply online at www.city.ac.uk/buddy



Second Round of City’s professional Mentoring Scheme Now Open

Just thought I would do a bit of promo for our Professional Mentoring Scheme.  This year, due to its success, we are able to offer an additional 200 places, so have  have doubled the reach of the programme. An additional 200 places are available NOW.  A student I  was chatting to  last week described it as the most valuable extracurricular activity he had undertaken at City.  What greater recommendation could there be?! You will be partnered to a mentor for a 6 month period, but the time commitment is not onerous in any way. The closing date for applications is 24 January 2014, but early applications are preferred and advisable as it is a competitive scheme.

3 weeks on some of our mentees are already seeing the benefits “I’ve just come back from my first meeting with my mentor and I’m already feeling so positive!  I’ve got uni work coming out of my ears (as per usual), but rather than feeling typically stressed, I’m finding heaps of motivation to JUST GET ON WITH IT.  I think this is because I’m far less worried about the direction of my future, and can focus on getting things done in the present!  I’m don’t feel as lost as I had done before, which is not what I was expecting so soon into the programme 3rd Year International politics student Continue Reading