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Professional Mentoring Scheme

Our Professional Mentoring Scheme gives you the opportunity to spend time with a working professional, getting an insight into what they do and how they got there.

What is Mentoring?

The Sunderland Futures Professional Mentoring Scheme links Sunderland students with an individual working within a role or sector of interest, providing access to the experience and knowledge to get ahead and develop skills needed in the workplace after you've graduated. Advice shared could cover anything from writing CVs for a specific industry through to searching for graduate jobs and work experience.

Our mentors come from a variety of sectors, and all have valuable experience in their field. If you want to be a step ahead of the crowd, it is time to participate and get yourself a mentor.

Why get a mentor?

Learning from a mentor's experience and knowledge can be a great opportunity. Not only will you gain a clearer idea of the direction you want to go in after graduation, you will also be able to identify your strengths and possible areas of development required to be successful.

Mentoring is also a great way to enhance your CV and develop transferable skills such as communication and time-management and can increase your professional network which can lead to other opportunities. 

How do I get involved?

  1. To get started, start the Mentoring Pathway, watch the introductory video and complete the registration form.
  2. We will then begin the process of matching you with a mentor. While you wait for a match, download and read through the mentee guide.
  3. Once you have been matched, you will receive a confirmation email including your mentors contact details and you will be asked to get in touch with them.
  4. You will then meet with your mentor on up to five occasions for around an hour each time.
  5. Use the Mentoring Pathway to plan your meetings effectively and to reflect on how they went and the key things you have learned.

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