Mentoring and networking
What is mentoring?
Career mentoring is a relationship between a student or graduate ('mentee') and a more experienced graduate ('mentor'), who is there to support mentees with developing their 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, a place on a postgraduate course and other career related matters.
It is up to mentees to select a mentor that interests them. As students and graduates of Trinity, they have exclusive access to Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring, where they can connect with alumni mentors. The mentoring relationship helps mentees to achieve their mentoring objectives.
What types of topics can be covered?
- Exploring job roles and sectors
- Deciding what to do after College
- Practicing job interviews, professional communication and networking
- Finding jobs not advertised
- CV/LinkedIn profile reviews
Who is mentoring for?
Mentoring is for student and alumni.
Mentoring is available to students of all Schools who proactively seek a mentor via Trinity Alumni Online. Trinity targets undergraduate penultimate and final year students for specific mentoring and networking events to help them in their transition into the workplace i.e. Mentoring Launch Events organised by industry sector.
Note: The Schools of Law and Dental Science offer GradLink where the schools match student mentees and graduate mentors.
See Mentoring for Students for more information.
Trinity alumni can volunteer to be a mentor or they can participate as a mentee. Alumni mentors are from all disciplines with professional experience who have indicated their willingness to mentor students and graduates via Trinity Alumni Online Mentoring.
See Mentoring for Graduates for more information.
School roles and responsibilities
Schools have roles and responsibilities as part of mentoring.
Encourage alumni and penultimate year and final year students of your School to participate in mentoring. You are welcome to attend the alumni briefing that takes place just before the launch events and to get involved in the events themselves.
For the upcoming schedule of mentoring events register with MyCareer.
Schools may choose to organise a school specific alumni networking event exclusively for students (penultimate and final year) of their School. Trinity Development and Alumni and the Careers Service are here to help.