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Alumni Gradlink Mentoring Programme: Launch Night - Monday, 10 February 2020

This programme is open to all Junior Sophister, Law, Law and Business, Law and Political Science, SS Law and French, SS Law and German or SS students who spent their JS year abroad.

Purpose of mentoring:

Schools support the personal and career development of students. Graduates willing to share their wealth of experience can contribute significantly to undergraduate learning in Schools participating in mentoring. Mentoring is an interactive learning and educational experience, between graduates and students to assist students in developing personally and professionally. Students benefit enormously from the exchange of ideas with graduates and gain useful insights into optimising their time in College and how they can best manage their career development. For their part, graduates feel that as well as "giving something back" to the School and keeping in touch with College, they also benefit on a more personal level.

Student Registration

Please visit and reserve your place via our Eventbrite page.

Launch Event:

Enjoy meeting graduates and exploring their career progression and experiences at the launch. Approximately 30-40 graduates will briefly introduce themselves and their sector of employment, job role and/or specialism. You will receive a booklet with the profile of all participating graduates. Each graduate will then be "posted" to that particular sector area/specialism of the room and students and graduates have the opportunity to mingle informally at the reception.

Not everyone will want to be mentored, but we would encourage you to come along to the launch and find out what graduates of your School are now doing from a career point of view. For those who are interested in being mentored by a graduate you can complete the GradLink Mentoring Application Form which will be available on the evening of the launch.

For their part, alumni often feel that as well as ‘giving something back’ to their former School and keeping in touch with College, they benefit on a personal level.

What's Involved:

Volunteering as a mentor involves attending the launch event (10 February 2020) and meeting with your assigned student/s on approximately three occasions during the year. The focus of these meetings is generally professional development and other career-related topics. The time commitment of the programme for mentors is approximately 10 hours.

Criteria: Graduates will ideally have 3+ years professional experience, be based in the Dublin region and available to attend the launch event listed on the registration page.

Our GradLink launch event will take place on Monday, 10 February at 6.30 pm pm in the GMB and will be hosted by representatives from the School of Law, the Careers Advisory Service and the Development and Alumni Office. If you are interested in becoming a mentor please register here as soon as possible and by the latest, 9th October next.

Please contact should you have any questions.