Explore careers outside academia with Career Mentoring

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mentoringCareer Mentoring offers Newcastle University postgraduate students career support through pairing you to a mentor working in the region. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to learn about career options outside academia and how your skills can be used in other settings.

What is Career Mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development. A mentor is a trusted adviser and role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations. Mentoring is also a great way to boost your awareness about opportunities available in industry and how your skills and experience could be used. Your mentor can share their personal journey to help you identify your career goal and make steps towards achieving it.

Students already taking part in the programme have spoken about career pathways and strategies with their mentor along with how to establish a work life balance in industry.

Who could be my mentor?

Students have been paired with mentors from a range of organisations including the public, private and voluntary sector, with organisations ranging from legal to retail with everything in between.

Your mentor does not need to be working in the exact area you are looking to pursue, and all mentors will be able to share their experience and valuable insights with you. This can help you explore how your skills can be applied in other settings.

Have a look at our mentor case studies to get an idea about who can be your mentor.

How can I register?

Visit our website to find out more details and fill in our registration form, or contact career.mentoring@ncl.ac.uk