The Promentor Programme: An Alumni Mentoring Programme

This programme is exclusive for students on bursaries and offers an unrivalled opportunity to engage with an experienced career professional in a mentoring context. Some of the things mentors would be expected to do include:

  • 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

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the programme, please contact promentor-programme@careers.ox.ac.uk

 

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Each year, ten students are selected to participate in the programme, following an application process. Eligible students will be invited to apply via email, and will complete the process via an application form on CareerConnect.

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 in pursuing during/after they graduate from Oxford.
  • Travel costs to visit the Oxford alumni at their place of work
  • £250 financial payment for each year while at Oxford and participating on the programme
  • The opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 for them to fund summer work or research experiences 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.

To take part in this programme, please fill in the Alumni Mentor Signup Form.

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