Supercharge your career with the Careers Mentoring Programme
10 years of mentoring
Students – what's in it for you?
Who can apply?
What did I gain as a student?
"This programme has been really impactful, propelling me towards achieving my career goals. I also landed a job with the help of my mentor giving me tips during my interview process."
Kehinde Ayansiji, MSc Hydrography mentee
"Sue opened so many possibilities for me and allowed me to really consider my future career. My confidence grew and I developed a strong skill set within our sessions, which I believe will be valuable in the future."
Katie Lowe, BSc Psychology mentee
"The Professional Mentoring Programme provided an unmissable experience that allowed me to gain inside knowledge into my future career path."
Makari Wilson, BSc (Hons) International Relations with Politics mentee
Careers Mentoring Programme
Mentors – how to apply
Why be a mentor?
"The experience of being a mentor is refreshing because it is something new outside of your day-to-day and exciting because you are meeting a young aspiring professional and helping them achieve their dream."
Nadine Mashingaidze, GA Solicitors
"While it's great for my own professional development, I love helping others to be the best they can be. Hearing different perspectives, challenges, ideas and opportunities is inspiring."
Ross Middleham, MET Office
"It's great to link with students from similar fields and to see where they go with their career as well as to give back to Plymouth."
AnnaMarie Farkas, Livewell Southwest
Being a Mentor
Careers Mentoring Programme
More feedback from our participants
Ivanna Odle and her mentor, Megan Pearce
"The Mentoring Programme of 2020–2021 has been a life-changing experience for me. As a final year student, I thought it would be very useful to have a mentor who I could talk to about my next steps, but the experience surpassed my expectations. My mentor walked me through her personal experiences on her professional journey and provided me with practical tips and tricks she had learnt along the way."
Ivanna Odle, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
"I first joined the programme to give back to the University and Careers Service. Each year I continue to grow in confidence delivering the mentoring sessions and understand the value I can give to my mentee. Recognising and reflecting on your own achievements and setbacks is an important part of life, and if you can share these lessons with others, you have the opportunity to guide them in the right direction or, perhaps more importantly, let them know they are not alone."
Megan Pearce, mentor with the Met Office
“What I learnt on this experience was invaluable, it made me more confident and motivated. The experience was really inspiring and seeing the reality of life in a dental setting reaffirmed my passion for my chosen career.”
Natalie Lu, Biomedical Science – Pre-Dentistry Studies student
“Natalie is a ‘do-er’, she is so independent and her confidence has grown so much through this. You can really see her passion in her work. I wish Natalie all the luck in her future degree and I have no doubt that she will excel at being a fantastic dentist.”
Dr Claudia Stanley, mentor with the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise