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Launch of the Career Mentoring Scheme

Launch of the Career Mentoring Scheme

Launch of the Career Mentoring Scheme

Career Mentoring Scheme

The School of Law are working with alumni and employers to run a career mentoring scheme to support our undergraduate students. We want to match professionals at work with our students to develop their employer awareness, soft skills and careers knowledge.

Mentoring is a powerful tool. A mentor works with a mentee to manage their own learning and personal careers development. You will help them set personal goals and work together to achieve positive change. We hope you will share some of your knowledge and experience to give our students some extra help in the graduate job market. 

We are running the scheme to:

  • Improve our students’ employability
  • Increase our students’ employer and commercial awareness
  • Build Law School links with alumni and employers
  • Give our students an opportunity to develop valuable skills such as reflection, goal setting and time management
  • To improve career knowledge and confidence

How do you benefit?

  • Gain the satisfaction of helping a young person with career planning.
  • Develop your relationship with the University of Leeds School of Law.
  • Expand your own perspective and enhance your own professional development.
  • Make contact with potential employees of the future.
  • Enhance the reputation of your own organisation by building strong links with the University of Leeds School of Law. 

What’s involved?

  • Your role is to guide your mentee- help build their confidence, share your career experiences, support their career path and listen.
  • You can mentor face-to face, by e-mail, phone, Skype- whatever suits you.
  • We’d like you to have at least one face to face meeting with your mentee and we will be inviting you to a School of Law mentoring launch event. (dates for 2015/16 to be confirmed)
  • Commit to an hour a month with your mentee for at least a year

Do you fit the bill?

  • Are you a professional in graduate type employment with at least two years’ work experience?
  • Would you be willing to offer constructive guidance and support to a current second year undergraduate?
  • Do you want to see others develop and succeed?

The mentoring process

  • Fill out a mentor information form
  • We’ll allocate you a suitable mentee by (dates for 2015/16 to be confirmed)
  • Arrange a face-to-face meeting- agree which areas you will work on, when you’ll meet, best contact methods etc. We’ll suggest a structure and we’ll be giving the mentees some training to get them started. 

Willing to help? 

We'd be delighted if you could help us. Please contact Judith Dahlgreen for more information.

Any other information 

The registration process is currently open to all second year undergraduate students.

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