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Mentoring

Are you looking for career mentoring from professional Trinity Alumni?

What is mentoring?

Career mentoring is a relationship between a student (‘mentee’) and a more experienced person (‘mentor’), who is there to support you with developing your career. The purpose of the relationship is the passing on of knowledge, experience and offering advice. Mentors can help with preparing for the world of work, discuss career options and offer practical assistance with getting jobs and a place on a postgraduate course.

Your Trinity alumni mentor could be working in an area that interests you or have graduated from the same course as you. It is up to you to select a mentor that interests you. As a student of Trinity, you have exclusive access to Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring, where you can connect with mentors. You and your mentor will build a mentoring relationship, helping you achieve your mentoring objectives.


 

What types of topics can be covered?

  • Exploring job roles and sectors
  • Deciding what to do after College
  • Practising job interviews, professional communication and networking
  • Finding jobs not advertised
  • CV/LinkedIn profile reviews

Who is mentoring for?

Mentoring is for all students interested in developing their career and network. Trinity targets undergraduate penultimate and final year students for specific mentoring and networking events to help them in their transition into the workplace.

Mentoring is for all students who agree to the Mentee Guidelines and the Mentee Agreement available at Trinity Alumni Online and the Careers Service website.

Two ways to engage with Trinity Alumni mentors and key dates

You can engage with mentors in two ways. We encourage undergraduate penultimate and final year students to choose Option 1 in term time.

mentoring options

 

GradLink is a mentoring programme for undergraduate penultimate and final year students of specific schools e.g. Schools of Law and Dental Science where the school matches students to alumni mentors.

Refer to GradLink Mentee Guidelines in Resources for more information.

Option 1: Attend a Mentoring Launch Event for penultimate and final year students of all disciplines

Get an overview of how to make the most of the Mentoring Briefing with the Careers Service and the Mentoring Launch Events; understand the time commitment and what is expected of you and your mentor through the “How To” Guide for Penultimate and Final Year Student Mentees attending Mentoring Launch Events. You find and connect with mentors via Trinity Alumni Online.

Key dates:

September 2018
  • Register to attend a Mentoring Launch Event. See MyCareer for dates
  • Attend compulsory half hour briefing with the Careers Service prior to the event
  • Attend a Mentoring Launch Event
  • Register with Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring
  • Request a Mentor via Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring
October 2018
  • Mentoring starts when you secure a mentor
October 2018 to April 2019
  • Aim to meet with your mentor three times for approximately one hour each time. See Resources for Mentoring Resources document.
April 2019
  • Mentoring typically lasts for six months

Option 2: Connect with Alumni through Trinity Alumni Online - students of all years

This options is for students of all disciplines both undergraduates and postgraduates at all times of year. Register with Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring and connect with Trinity alumni and ask career related questions. If you wish, request a mentor.

Mentee Guidelines and Mentee Agreement

When you engage in mentoring through Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring you agree to the Mentee Guidelines and Mentee Agreement.

FAQ and Top Tips

Answers to typical questions and tips are available at FAQ and Top Tips for Mentees.

Being a mentee

Mentoring resources

Once you register with Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring use these Mentoring Resources to help you to approach a mentor. Once you have secured a mentor the resources help to manage the process and end the mentoring relationship.