National Mentoring Day: sign-up to Thrive

To celebrate National Mentoring Day on 27 October, we’d like to invite you to connect with a professional mentor by signing up to our Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme.

In your penultimate year of study, you’re one of the lucky students that could benefit from our THRIVE mentoring scheme, where we’ll help you connect with a successful professional mentor.

Why join THRIVE?

  • Clarify your career aspirations: working with our mentors will enable you to create an environment where you can test out your aspirations and talk through any ideas you have about graduate life.
  • Understand how you work: participating in THRIVE will provide you with the opportunity to broaden your understanding of the type of professional you would like to become.
  • Gain experience and confidence: you’ll have the opportunity to realise what attributes you hold which set you apart from other graduates in the labour market.
  • Networking opportunities, job and sector insights: we often see the collaboration between mentor and mentee leading to unique opportunities in the workplace and beyond. Mentors may be able to offer; a workplace visit; introductions to fellow professionals and industry experts; bespoke guidance on CVs and interview technique and the opportunity to learn a lot about yourself as well.

 

Will it take up a lot of time?

No! THRIVE will only take up around 1 -2 hours of your time per month.

Who will I be matched with?

One of the best things about the THRIVE mentoring scheme is that we’ll support you in finding your own mentor – someone that works for you.

Browse available mentors

Don’t worry, if you can’t find a suitable mentor, we’ll help you by using our established networks and connections in Careers.

Hear from those who have done it:

“My mentor was able to advise me, not just on my industry of choice but also on work experience options, interview advice, and cover letter writing. Being partnered with a Thrive mentor was hugely beneficial to me in multiple ways”

 

“My experience with Thrive Mentoring has been invaluable. I have gained confidence in the career I want to pursue after graduating all thanks to my mentor. I cannot recommend the scheme enough- especially if you have no idea about which job is right for you.”

 

“Taking part in the THRIVE Mentoring scheme increased my self confidence and developed my communication and networking skills considerably. I would encourage other students to develop these skills and THRIVE is a great way to do this.” 

I want to sign up:

Great! We’d love to have you. Visit our webpage to check your eligibility and sign-up. We’d recommend doing this as soon as possible as the scheme operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I need to know more:

No problem, either drop us an email at mailto:mentoring@reading.ac.uk, where we’ll be happy to answer your questions or simply click the view more button to discover everything you need to know about THRIVE.

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