UCD Online Mentoring Programme

UCD Career Mentoring Programme

We are delighted to be in a position to extend the UCD Career Mentoring programme to include an online mentoring programme to include all alumni internationally.

The online career mentoring programme enables UCD alumni who wish to volunteer as a mentor to communicate directly with alumni or students allowing them to manage their own mentoring relationship.

This is solely an online mentoring programme that will be managed by the mentor and mentee and overseen by the UCD Alumni Relations office.

To be a Mentor

 

What does it mean to become a mentor?

A mentor is a trusted advisor who will provide directed guidance to the mentee. Mentors share their insight and experience to help the mentee achieve their highest capability. Becoming a mentor is an important and rewarding opportunity.

Why become a mentor?

It is an opportunity to share insights and to develop your personal network and your professional skills.

It is an opportunity for you to give something back to UCD to someone who will benefit from your knowledge and advice to enhance their career development.

It will provide you with a fresh perspective on the challenges facing students & graduates in the workplace.

It will improve your leadership and management skills.

To be a Mentee

 

What does it mean to become a mentee?

A mentee is an individual who seeks guidance from an experienced alumnus, to assist in providing direction to help them reach their goals.

Why become a mentee?

It is an opportunity to receive general constructive criticism and guidance.

It is an opportunity to receive insights and expertise from someone with experience in a particular field.

It is an opportunity to receive assistance with long-term career planning and direction.

It will improve your communication and relationship management skills.

Requirements/Guidelines

As a mentor program participant, we ask that each mentoring pair check in with one another on a regular basis, typically 1‐2 times per month.

As a mentee, please use appropriate behaviour when interacting with your mentor. Also, please remember that it is a professional, not personal, relationship.

 

Please note that we will endeavour to match every mentor with a student, however, it is not always possible to match the skill set and experience of each individual who registers for the programme. If a match is not made, there is the opportunity to be included in other volunteering opportunities including participating in panel events, acting as a class agent for an upcoming reunion. If you are interested in volunteering your time, or if you have any queries on the UCD Online Mentoring Programme, please contact alumnicommunications@ucd.ie