For today's students and graduates, making the transition from education to employment is often challenging. By becoming a mentor, you can play a significant role in helping to bridge this gap.
Being a mentor is easy. All you need to do is share your knowledge and advise a student on a specific subject or industry sector. This can improve your people management and relationship building skills which are relevant to management positions. Plus it can count towards CPD credits.
The difference you can make
By being a mentor you can
- help a student to develop
- give them an insight into the demands of the modern workplace
- help them make decisions about their career
- see how a student might benefit your company
Alumni make particularly valuable mentors as they have often had similar learning experiences to the student they're advising. This makes it easier for them to relate their experience and career path to the student and provide practical advice.