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Alumni Mentoring Programme

Thank you for your interest in the Alumni Mentoring Programme for 1st year Oxford undergraduates on unnamed bursaries; we would be delighted if you would like to get involved.
This is a programme by the Careers Service & Internship Office at the University of Oxford, with the kind and generous support of the MaxEm Trust.

We are particularly targeting students on bursaries who may find it difficult to enter specific professions and who would benefit from your advice. As a mentor you would be expected to:

  • Act as a sounding board to students, providing advice in relation to gaining access to your profession or industry sector
  • Be available to meet students, ideally at your place of work; and to support them during the year with occasional phone calls, Skypes, or meetings
  • Commit to an initial meeting with one (or maybe more) students

The ten students who are successful in gaining access to the programme in the first year will receive:

  • Introductions to three Oxford alumni who are well established in professions or industries in which they are interested during/after they graduate from Oxford.
  • Travel costs to visit the Oxford alumni at their place of work
  • A £250 financial payment for each year while at Oxford and continuing on the programme
  • The opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 for them to fund summer activities related to their future career, eg. an internship that they have sourced, or that can support them on one of the Careers Service’s Internship Programmes.

We propose to introduce each student to three alumni to increase the chances of forging mutually successful relationships; we may also do this in reverse, and ask mentors if they wish to meet more than one student initially.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Acton, on 01865 276654 or on alum.mentoring@careers.ox.ac.uk

Alumni Mentor Form

  • NB: If it’s not appropriate/possible to meet students at your place of work or you’re based outside the UK, meetings can be arranged via Skype
  • (use ctrl to select more than one)
  • (max 100 words)
  • I understand that the Careers Service will store my data securely and use said data for the purposes of this programme only. Data may be shared with student in this programme and members of the Careers Service team on a need to know basis. If you would like to have your data removed at any time outside the annual review please let us know by contacting reception@careers.ox.ac.uk
This information was last updated on 15 November 2018.
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