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Hospitality mentoring

Our innovative mentoring scheme enables graduates to mentor a final year hospitality student by giving advice, sharing knowledge and offering assistance in their studies.

Discover how you could help out students and develop your own knowledge by taking part.

Why become a mentor?

Mentoring has become a tool for personal growth and for fulfilling personal aims. It enables you to

  • improve your communication skills
  • maintain a professional and mutually empowering relationship
  • increase our students' self-confidence through your understanding and support
  • gain experience of leadership and management
  • keep up-to-date with the latest hospitality theory from our enthusiastic students
  • make links between theory and practice
  • promote your business to the hospitality talent of the future
What does mentoring involve?

Mentoring consists of a number of informal meetings between you and your mentee, with additional contact by email. It's hoped that a job shadow could be arranged for a day towards the end of the mentoring period. You have the opportunity to attend a training programme to ensure you're fully prepared.

Who will be your mentee?

Students will be matched to you by a process which takes into account a series of criteria including the industry sector you work in and the University course you studied. The students will have just finished their industrial placement, so the partnerships will develop over a period of about eight months.

Past events

Read all about our previous mentoring networking events in our past events section.

Become a mentor

If you'd like to become a hospitality mentor, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations at alumni@shu.ac.uk

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