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The Career Mentor Scheme

The Career Mentor Scheme opens for Business

The Career Mentor Scheme has partnered with the Business School to deliver new  mentoring opportunities for postgraduate students in the Business School.

The scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professionals who support students by providing invaluable insight, advice and guidance regarding their chosen career.

Business School mentors include business professionals from Devon and Cornwall Business Council and University Alumni. During the 6-month scheme, mentors will support students in enhancing their overall employability before entering the workplace.

The scheme kicked off with the “Meet your Mentor” event on October 22nd 2013, which brought mentees and mentors together to meet for the first time on campus in the Business School.

Mike Brown, European Operations Projects Manager at Sibelco - also an Exeter alumnus - praised the “Meet your Mentor” event and scheme “It was very professional and I am sure the structure and approach will support your students and hope that mentors like myself can meet both the University and student's expectations.”

Elaine Dunn, Head of Careers and Alumni Relations for the Business School, commented “We are thrilled to have launched our Career Mentor Scheme for postgraduate students in the Business School and we are delighted with the enthusiasm and commitment of the mentors and students who are giving their time to participate in this.”

Sandy Williams, Associate Dean of Education for the Business School praised the new initiative for students “The Career Mentor Scheme is an important step in building the confidence and business capability of our postgraduate students and will make a crucial contribution to ensuring their future success in the business world.”

The Career Mentor Scheme also runs a 12-month scheme, which is open to all university students. The scheme began in 2008 and has grown year on year to now accommodate 224 mentoring partnerships, an increase of 95% from the previous year.

To find out more, please visit the Career Mentor Scheme website.

Date: 6 November 2013

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