Careers and Employability Service

Kent Career Mentoring: Become a Mentor!

Kent Career Mentoring is a new programme which aims to connect Kent students with Kent Alumni working in industry, to receive guidance, in order to support them in their future careers.

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

  • Self-reflect and gain personal satisfaction
  • Share skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Network and build professional connections
  • Develop mentoring/coaching skills

Students participating in Kent Career Mentoring will have the opportunity to explore a particular profession or sector, develop employability skills and grow in confidence and establish and build professional connections.

The programme is open to students within the following schools: Politics and International Relations, Psychology and Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (not Social Work).

We are currently seeking alumni to be mentors, who either studied at Kent in these subject areas, or now work within related industries. The programme will run twice a year (September – December and January – April). Mentors will need to commit to 6x meetings minimum (these can be online / telephone) with their mentee, across a 12 week period, and we ask that you have 1 years minimum professional experience.

We are currently seeking mentors to support our first cohort for September 2021 start. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with Liz Foden, Employability Adviser; e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk

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Last Updated: 20/04/2021