More Information for Industry Mentors
The Student Mentoring Programme works with students who are typically under-represented in higher education to promote diversity in the workplace and to raise aspirations and achievement.
Mentors are will display empathy and support with our students during this programme. We link Queen’s University undergraduates with industry professionals, who will mentor them over a six-month period.
You are expected to:
- be available to meet and maintain contact with your mentees
- be aware of the limits of confidentiality
- provide mentees with bespoke advice and support
- be willing to answer questions or direct mentees to the most appropriate source of advice
Mentors are not counsellors, social workers, financial advisers or academic tutors. You are not expected to answer everything but you can support them with leadership, networking, communication, application and interview skills.
Mentor applications are currently closed
When can I get involved?
The programme runs from December–May and we suggest a one hour meeting every 4-6 weeks.
This is a very flexible programme, designed to fit around busy mentor and student schedules.
- Is there a cost?
There is no cost as you are providing a valuable developmental opportunity for our students.
- How do I get involved?
We are always looking for enthusiastic mentors who would like to take part in this mutually beneficial programme. We accept applicants from any industry in any role and previous mentoring experience is not necessary.
Applications are currently closed.
- How can students benefit from this programme?
The Employer Mentoring Programme works with students who are typically under-represented in higher education to promote diversity in the workplace and to raise aspirations and achievement.
We link our undergraduates with industry professionals, who will mentor them.
- How will I benefit from the Employer Mentoring Programme?
Mentoring undergraduate students is a rewarding experience and could be a good CPD activity for your junior/prospective managers. In addition to working with someone who is hoping to gain an insight into your career area, you will have the opportunity to:
- Develop your coaching skills and reflective learning
- Refresh your own view of work
- Develop undergraduates’ interest in your sector and your business
- Act as a positive role model
- Increase your awareness of diversity issues
- Gain a huge amount of satisfaction by ‘giving something back
Our programme is designed to help talented university students from underrepresented groups succeed in their early careers.