Be a Resource for Students
Employer brochures or occupational profiles are rarely sufficient in themselves to enable students to find out about a career with confidence. Talking to people who work in the field they are considering can bring it alive and help them to judge how they would fit in. Students also learn from the experience of others what employers are looking for. There are four initiatives to which we invite you to contribute. We would be very grateful if you would agree to work with us.
Sign up to Front Gate Online, and specifically Careers Network, to share your career related experiences with students.
The Career Network is a database of former Trinity undergraduates and postgraduates, who have volunteered to share their experiences of employment, further study and living abroad, anything career related really. This is to enable students to search for and connect with alumni to ask you about your career experiences and to seek your advice on areas of interest to them. Students value reading graduate profiles and contacting volunteers for more career advice and information.
Students can use the Careers Network to find out about:
- a specific company/ organisation
- a particular job
- employment sectors
and seek inspiration on:
- what to do with a degree subject
- living abroad
- options for further study
So we encourage alumni to sign up and share their knowledge - sign up to Front Gate Online and then Career Network
Online Graduate Stories
- We also hold graduate stories at the Careers Advisory Service website.
- The purpose is similar to the database initiative except that you will not be contactable by students, and your details are on the web.
- If you wish to contribute in this way please complete the Graduate Story form online, by email to email@example.com or by post. You may wish to include your company logo and/or your photo.
Careers Events / Evenings
- Trinity Careers Week is held annually in Michaelmas Term. As part of the week long programme of events, alumni participate in one-hour sector-specific career panel discussions, e.g. Media, Film, Publishing, Radio, Journalism, NGO & Development etc.
- Careers Evenings are organised in collaboration with the Schools and Departments, and involve 4-6 former students speaking informally about the career choices they have made, their experiences since leaving College and advise students on preparing for the world of work. A broad range of graduate jobs are represented.
- Penultimate and final year students are specifically invited but all students are welcome to attend.
If you are interested in participating in such an event please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact with you.
GradLink Mentoring Programme
This is a mentoring programme where graduates of Schools mentor students in that School.
- Mentoring occurs when there is a relationship between two people for the purpose of passing on knowledge, experience and offering advice. The mentor shares his/her personal experiences, advises, guides and informs the mentee.
- The mentors are graduates who have worked for a number of years and have been identified as role models.
- The mentors and mentees typically meet three times over one academic year.
- The GradLink mentoring programme is currently coordinated by the Global Officers of the eight Schools running the programme in collaboration with the Alumni Office, Careers Advisory Service and Global Relations.
The Schools involved in 2014/2015 are listed below:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Faculty of Health Sciences
For more information on GradLink, including Mentor Guidelines, and how to get involved see Trinity Alumni.
If you have any questions on GradLink or if we can be of help to you, please contact us at email@example.com.