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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 from February to August 2022Students and mentors work together with a minimum of five points of engagement. 

Applications for the 2021-22 scheme are now closed. There will be an opportunity to express your interest in next year's scheme at the beginning of the summer term.

If you have any questions about the Alumni Mentoring Scheme please contact the team on mentoring@imperial.ac.uk.

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How do I apply?

Applications for the 2021-22 scheme are now closed. There will be an opportunity to express your interest in next year's scheme at the beginning of the summer term.

You can view and download the alumni mentor profiles via the Alumni Mentoring Directory for 2021-22.

The online application form will require you to choose up to three mentor profiles from the Directory in order of preference and detail a motivation to be matched to each profile. The Alumni Mentoring Scheme is a competitive process with limited places and a strong application will showcase your commitment to your career development and a detailed interest in each chosen mentor profile. 

All applications 2021-22 are currently being reviewed by the Alumni Mentoring Scheme Team.

Successful applicants will be matched to one of their preferred mentor profiles and invited to attend a remote induction event in February.

Eligibility

The scheme is open for any student of Imperial College London who will have a full academic year ahead from Autumn 2021. 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