Become a mentor - shape the future talent!
Are you a Sheffield graduate? Can you share your experience and help a student? Whether you’re a Bank Manager in Birmingham, a Solicitor in Sheffield, or a Town Planner in Tokyo – you can make a real difference to Sheffield students on our eMentoring scheme!
Our students know there’s no better way to explore their employment options than by talking to someone actually doing the job.
Register as a mentor and you can share your valuable experience while developing your own skills at the same time. Plus, you’ll be strengthening your links to the University and our pool of motivated students.
- Communication via email and/or Skype – we know our mentors are busy people!
- Flexible schedule – typically one exchange per week, for 8-10 weeks.
- Two schemes per year, operating October-December and February-May.
What can you bring?
- The answers to these questions: What does a particular job involve? What are the skills required and the challenges? What’s the recruitment process?
- Advice on how to gain and present relevant experience to employers.
- Support with CV’s, interview tips, networking and getting ‘work ready’.
What can the scheme offer you?
- Personal and professional development.
- A new perspective – look at your job with fresh eyes.
- Profile raising for your company and a pipeline to our graduate talent.
What students say:
Tireni Ladega, 2nd Year BA Economics student
"My mentor was a recent graduate at PwC, and it was extremely useful to hear from someone who had recently completed the application process and could offer me some hints and tips. Furthermore, by having regular contact with someone in the financial services industry I was able to gain a real in depth feel of the ‘big four’ environment and the types of projects that I would be involved in if I joined one of their graduate programmes.
The advice I received from my mentor confirmed my interest to pursue a career within the financial services industry, and also helped me to secure a summer internship at Deloitte. I’m extremely grateful to my mentor for all his time and advice he has given me."
Marianne Thurgood, 2nd Year BA English Language & Linguistics student
“My mentor has supported me with developing my CV, job applications and interview skills, and has even provided me with some freelance work. Above all though, having contact with an alumnus has reassured me; the prospect of competing in the graduate job market is a daunting one, but knowing that my mentor was in the same position just a few years ago makes me feel confident that I can get to where I want to be.
I’m so grateful for her giving up her time for me. Alumni can act as a support network for undergraduates who might not always have one.”
I’m interested, what next?
Join our pool of talented mentors:
Read the 'Factsheet for mentors' - Our factsheet for mentors sets out the key features of the programme and what's expected. Please read this before you apply.
See eMentoring timeline for what happens when.
Applications for the spring scheme are now closed.