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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, 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 undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in developing their career and network.

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 directly through Trinity Alumni Online and through Mentoring events due in November 2020 and February/March 2021. Keep an eye on Events in MyCareer.

Connect with Alumni through Trinity Alumni Online

Students of all disciplines both undergraduates and postgraduates at all times of year are encouraged to 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 section for Mentoring Resources document.

If you would like to receive the Dean of Students Mentoring Certificate of Completion complete "Tracking My Career Mentoring Journey" and co-sign with your mentor and submit to MyCareer by 30th August 2021.

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

Mentoring in the Schools of Law and Dental Science is through GradLink, see GradLink Guidelines in the Resources section below.

Key dates for students who wish to receive the Dean of Students Mentoring Certificate of completion

September 2020 to August 2021
  • 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.
30th August 2021
September 2021
  • Celebratory reception for both mentors and mentees at which Dean of Students 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.