Careers, Employability and Skills

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Timescales and other information for alumni

 Key Dates

Stage 1


Student applications and mentor registrations are accepted at any time during the year.


Stage 2


Mentor and Mentee Induction: Students complete a one hour induction workshop.  Mentors are provided with online materials and a online self-check exercise.



Stage 3


Students who have submitted an application form, of an appropriate standard, and have completed an induction workshop are put through to the matching stage (where at least 2 members of staff from Queen’s Alumni Office and CES agree suitable pairings based on the stated aspirations/experience provided in application forms).  The mentor and mentee are then emailed and introduced to each other. 


Stage 4



The mentoring sessions shall commence immediately after each pair has been introduced (at a time convenient to the mentor).  The session consists of 4 positive and constructive conversations, via telephone and email (or Skype).


Stage 5


There will be a formal closure of the Queen’s scheme after the 4th engagement or 6 months from the time of introduction (whichever comes first). However, providing both parties are willing, mentors and mentees may keep in touch or meet face to face, if they wish.  However, this takes place on the understanding that it is outside the official scheme.There will be a formal closure of the scheme after the 4th engagement or on the 26th April 2013 

Career Mentor Training

Where a match for a mentor and mentee is found (in terms of career development interests/experiences etc) Careers, Employability and Skills will contact both parties regarding a short training event or activity.  In the case of mentors, this involves being provided with an information pack and asked to; 

·     Read the Alumni Career Mentoring Information pack  

·     Complete an "Online Check on Your Understanding of Your Role"

Mentors will only be asked to complete the application and training stage on one occassion only and will held on the alumni career mentor list for future years.