Careers and Employability Service

Kent Career Mentoring

Kent Career Mentoring is a way for Kent students to connect with Kent Alumni working in industry, to receive guidance, in order to support them in their future careers.

Students partaking in Kent Career Mentoring will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore a particular profession or sector
  • Develop employability skills and grow in confidence
  • Establish and build professional connections
  • Earn 15 Employability Points and receive a certificate upon completion

Initially, this programme will support students within the following schools:

  • SSPSSR (although not Social Work students, as they already receive professional supervision on their placements)
  • Psychology
  • Politics and International Relations

This is a 12-week programme, delivered during the Autumn and Spring terms.
Are you a Kent Alumni who is interested in being a mentor? Find out more here

Autumn 2021 mentoring programme

Mentoring takes place between September – December 2021
Eligibility: Students must be registered with one of the following schools:
SSPSSR (but not open to Social Work), Psychology or Politics and International Relations.
Open to current students in their first or second year only (going into their 2nd and final year).
Mentees will need to commit to 6x meetings minimum (these can be online / telephone) with their mentor.
*A second mentoring programme will take place in Spring 2022 (applications opening in October 2021) which will be open to all stages in the above schools.

How to apply?

All interested students must attend a 30 minute virtual mentoring introduction session, before submitting an application form. These sessions will take place online and will provide an overview of the programme in more detail. All attendees will then be sent a short application form to apply. Online introduction sessions will run between May – June 2021.
Deadline to apply: Friday 18th June at 5pm

The matching process will commence as soon as applications are received, so, earlier applicants will be more likely to get a mentor. However, it is dependent on if we can find a suitable mentor, and so application to this scheme does not guarantee acceptance. Book on here. (You will need to log in as a student using your Kent login details)

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Last Updated: 21/04/2021