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Mentoring

Are you looking for career mentoring from professional Trinity Alumni?

Alumni to Student Mentoring Launch Events
Start Your Career Mentoring Journey

Open to Penultimate and Final Year Undergraduate Students.
Connect with alumni interested in supporting students through career mentoring
Technology, Engineering and Science
Wednesday, 9th October
6.00 - 8.30pm
Media, Arts, Government, Not for Profit
Thursday, 10th October 2019
6.00 - 8.30pm
Business, Finance, Consulting and Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, 15th October 2019
6.00 - 8.30pm
Log in to MyCareer. Find a Mentor Launch Event. Register to attend. Registration is essential.

 

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, 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
  • Practicing 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.

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

 

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 mentoring at the Mentoring Briefing with the Careers Service and at a Mentoring Launch Event; 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.

Key dates Option 1:

October 2019
  • 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
  • Request a Mentor via Trinity Alumni Online
October 2019
  • Mentoring starts when you secure a mentor
October 2019 to March 2020
  • Aim to meet with your mentor three times for approximately one hour each time. See Resources for Mentoring Resources document.
27th March 2020
w/c 4th May 2020
  • Year-end reception for both mentors and mentees at which Mentoring Certificates of Completion are given.

 

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

This option is for students of all disciplines both undergraduates and postgraduates at all times of year. Register with Trinity Alumni Online and connect with Trinity alumni and ask career related questions.

If you wish, request a mentor. Aim to meet with your mentor three times for approximately one hour each time over a six month period. See Resources for Mentoring Resources document.

If you would like to receive a Mentoring Certificate of Completion complete "Tracking My Career Mentoring Journey" and co-sign with your mentor and submit to MyCareer by 27th March 2020.

Attend the year-end reception for both mentors and mentees at which Mentoring Certificates of Completion will be given.

Key dates Option 2: For students who wish to receive a Mentoring Certificate of completion

September 2019 to March 2020
  • Register with Trinity Alumni Online
  • Request a Mentor via Trinity Alumni Online
  • Aim to meet with your mentor three times for approximately one hour each time. See Resources for Mentoring Resources document.
27th March 2020
w/c 4th May 2020
  • Year-end reception for both mentors and mentees at which Mentoring Certificates of Completion are given.

 

Mentee Guidelines and Mentee Agreement

When you engage in mentoring through Trinity Alumni Online 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 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.