If you would like to seek support from someone over an extended period of time in relation to your career progress and aspirations, you may consider finding a mentor.
A mentor would normally be a staff member in a more established role. They may have followed a career pathway that interests you, or have faced similar challenges you are, or may be, facing.
A mentor supports you by drawing on their professional and personal experience, listening to you, and providing information and encouragement where appropriate.
You might meet with a mentor maybe two or three times a semester. Some people meet a mentor for a shorter period of time, some for longer, say for up to a year. It is something you would agree with your own mentor.
Mentoring may help you with:
If you are interested in finding yourself a mentor, we will provide you with a comprehensive mentoring pack. This will help you decide if this form of support is right for you. Your pack will contain:
We can help you by:
For more information or to request a mentoring pack, please get in contact with us.
This article was published on Jun 17, 2011