City is looking for professionals to inspire our students and assist them in making their first career steps. Evidence from the 2012-2013 cohort showed that 86% of 205 mentees felt that having a mentor had a direct impact on their securing a placement, internship or personal development.
City has a diverse student demographic but what the majority of our students have in common is that they are undertaking degrees at our institution with employability as one of their main end objectives. The students that we target to be supported by a Professional Mentor are:
- Students from non-traditional academic backgrounds
- Those with drive and ambition but a lack of knowledge on how to pursue their goals
- Undergraduates who are unsure of what path/s their degrees can lead to
- People who need support and guidance from a potential role model
This is a competitive scheme and all candidates undergo a formal assessment.
In 2013-14 we will be running two waves of entry to accommodate what will hopefully be 400-450 mentoring pairs. You have the option of mentoring a student from November 13th 2013 to May 2014, or February 18th to August 2014. Please check the form when signing up and select which one you would like to be considered for.
New mentors are expected to attend one training session, which will take place on campus on October, 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2013; the January 2014 dates are tbc.