Would you like to benefit from the expertise of a career mentor? Mentoring is an effective tool for supporting development and enhancing graduate career prospects.
Mentoring connects a professional (mentor) and a student (mentee). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from your mentor, who will share their expertise, knowledge and insights to support your career development.
Mentoring relationships can be hugely beneficial. Our mentors have either studied a similar programme to you and/or are working in an industry area of your interest.
Some of the benefits reported by our mentees include:
• development of professional networks
• one-to-one support
• an increase in morale and confidence when applying for opportunities
• accelerated personal and professional development
• having specialist sector related guidance which helps to refine career goals
Start your Mentoring Journey!
As a student at Leeds, you have an opportunity to apply to be mentored by professionals who have volunteered their time to support you, either as part of a specific mentoring programme in your School or via the central Careers Service’s Mentoring and Widening Participation team. Our centrally-run programmes include:
eMentoring – open to all undergraduates - a 7-8 week online mentoring programme with alumni mentors (runs twice each year from October - December, and February - April). Applications for the semester two scheme are open 23 January – 5 February 2023.
Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme - inspiring future leaders in their final year of undergraduate study (runs October – July). Applications for 2023/24 open on 20 March 2023.
PwC Female Mentoring Scheme - open to Plus Programme students who identify as female (runs January – July). Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. 2023/24 applications will open in November 2023.
PwC Diversity Mentoring Scheme - open to students on the Plus Programme (runs January - July). Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. 2023/24 applications will open in November 2023.
Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme – connecting Business School students with professional mentors (runs November - July). Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. 2023/24 applications will open in September 2023.
Next Steps Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme – connecting PG Plus Programme students with mentors in industry (runs November – April). Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. 2023/24 applications will open in October 2023.