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Alumni Mentoring applications for 2023/24 are now closed.

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 for 2023/24 will officially run from December - May 2024. Students and mentors work together with a minimum of five points of engagement.

If you have any questions about the Alumni Mentoring Scheme or application process, please contact the team on

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How do I apply?

Applications for Alumni Mentoring 2023/24 are now closed.

To review the most recent mentor profiles, please download a copy of the Alumni Mentor Directory for 2023/24

As part of the application process, students are required to consider what they would like to work on with a mentor over the 5 month period available. The form will then ask you to choose up to three Mentors from the Alumni Mentor Directory in order of preference and detail a motivation to be matched to each profile. Please note, the Alumni Mentoring Scheme is a competitive process with limited places and a strong application will have showcased your commitment to your career development and a detailed interest in each chosen mentor profile.

All applications will be reviewed by the Careers and Placements Team after applications close. Successful applicants will then be matched to one of their preferred Alumni Mentor profiles and invited to attend an online induction event in December before being sent their mentor's contact details to schedule their first mentoring session.

Please note; although we try to make as many suitable matches as possible, we cannot guarentee a place on the scheme. 


The scheme is open for any student of Imperial College London who will have a full academic year ahead from Autumn 2023. 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.

Alongside the benefits listed above, participation in the scheme also 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