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This initiative is an opportunity for current Imperial students to be mentored by a professional Imperial alumnus working in a chosen field of interest, or related profession. The aim of the scheme is to support the development of student employability through gaining an informed career insight and empowering students to achieve their career aims.

Through completing our scheme, mentees have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the graduate labour market, develop their confidence, increase their career clarity and build their professional networks. Please note that participation on the scheme is not work experience, or intended to lead to an offer of employment with the mentor’s company.

Mentoring partnerships will officially run across the academic year, starting in November. Students and mentors work together from November to May with a minimum of five points of engagement.

Update for 2020-21: please note that this year’s Alumni Mentoring Scheme will be proceeding on a remote basis. We recommend conducting your points of engagement as a combination of telephone, email conversations or via an online platform such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Student applications have now closed for the 2020-21 scheme. Applicants will be contacted by the end of October 2020 with an outcome. If you have any questions please email mentoring@imperial.ac.uk.

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How do I apply?

Student applications have now closed for the 2020-21 scheme. Applicants will be contacted by the end of October 2020 with an outcome. If you have any questions please email mentoring@imperial.ac.uk

Eligibility

The scheme is open for any student of Imperial College London who will have a full academic year ahead from Autumn 2020. Although students who have taken part in previous years of the scheme are eligible to apply, priority will be given to first-time applications. 

Please note the Alumni Mentoring Scheme is not open to Business School students – please contact the Imperial Business School Careers Service for careers support.

The Alumni Mentoring scheme also seeks to advance diversity and inclusion by encouraging the networking propensity of students from underrepresented groups. Should the scheme become over-subscribed, priority will be given to students that meet the College's Outreach criteria.

Benefits of joining the scheme

The primary aim of the scheme is to support the development of student employability through gaining an informed career insight and empowering students to achieve their career aims.

Previous mentees have utilised the scheme as an exclusive opportunity to gain an insight into the world of work and help make the transition from student to working graduate, developing professional skills and commercial awareness required for the current graduate labour market.

Participation in the scheme includes:

  • An induction event with mentee training resources
  • Exclusive access to our Career Pathways tool with structured reflective activities to support the mentoring scheme framework and map your mentoring progress
  • Ongoing staff support
  • Networking opportunities
  • Great addition to your CV