As a student of the School of Management, you can participate in our Employability Mentoring Scheme.
The scheme involves you working alongside a mentor to build upon your employability skills and help you to make decisions on your future career directions.
Why should I take part in the Employability Mentoring Scheme?
This is an exceptional opportunity to get real life experience from a practicing professional who can help to guide you through from University to graduate employment.
The relationship you build with your mentor could be one of the most important and enriching ones you develop over your career. Your mentor can help to guide you in your career and also help you to make important links with other professionals and companies.
How long does the scheme last?
The scheme will run for 6 months from October to March.
You as the mentee will also be required to attend a couple of training sessions to prepare you for the process. The dates, times and duration of mentoring meetings will be mutually decided between you and your mentor. These meetings may take place via email, telephone, Skype or face to face. We also recommend that you visit your mentor at their place of work and reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.
“I’ve joined the School of Management’s mentoring scheme and it’s been the best decision I’ve made. My mentor is an Information Manager at Tata Steel and he’s fantastic at giving me career advice. I’ve even had the opportunity to work shadow him; where I’ve attended meetings and supported him in his day-to-day work. Working for such a big, global company such as Tata has helped me realise how everyone’s role within an organisation is important in ensuring the successful running of a business.
“The Employability team within the School are fantastic and can help with any questions you may have; from mentoring opportunities to placements to jobs for when you graduate.”
“During the mentoring scheme, I was applying for graduate jobs and I was given advice on how to prepare”
Course: MSc Strategic Marketing
Work placement: The Wave; MGB PR; Swansea Football Club
Read more about Jac’s experience
“I feel I have gained better networking skills as I networked with everyone from chief economist and high level statisticians to directors, staff and placement students”.
Course Name: BSc Economics
Work placement: Office for National Statistics
Read more about Benjamin’s experience
What are the most rewarding parts of being a mentor?
"I love being able to share my experiences and be a sounding board".
Role: Customer Accounts Trainer for Admiral Group
Read more about Kate's experience