Online Mentoring Programme
Griffith College is delighted to offer an online career mentoring programme through the Griffith Alumni Network, to all of our alumni and students. Bringing together students/alumni and alumni/alumni in mutually rewarding relationships, using an online platform that allows people from different class years, regions, academic programmes and sectors to connect. Whether you are a Griffith graduate, final year undergraduate, or a placement year, short-courses, or postgraduate student, you are very welcome to join this programme.
Become a mentor
Whether you are a recent graduate or have a lot of professional experience, your advice and guidance is invaluable to students starting out on their career path. By mentoring you can provide both reassurance and direction to Griffith College students who are deciding what to do next after their studies. We offer mentoring opportunities both online, via the Griffith Alumni Network, and through in-person mentoring where students and mentors are matched by the Alumni and Careers Offices. If you would like to become an in-person mentor you can complete the expression of interest form here.
How much time do I need to give?
Traditionally mentoring programmes have official start and end dates and tend to last for a significant period of time. But with our alumni programme, you set the terms of your mentoring relationship. You can make yourself available just for reviewing resumes or you can offer advice. It’s up to you and the person you're mentoring to create the structure of the relationship that you want and to revisit that structure based on your and their needs and availability.
How to manage the mentor/mentee relationship
To get the most out of your mentoring relationship it’s best to agree in advance some ground rules, aims and goals, plus the length and frequency of contact. Hold an initial conversation to see if your mentoring match is the right one for you and is going to help you meet your goals or has the right skills. If not, don’t be afraid to politely say so up front with a clear reason why.
How do I communicate with my mentor/mentee?
We expect your mentoring relationship will be conducted primarily online through the Griffith Alumni Network and other digital channels (such as Skype), or via phone, as agreed with your mentoring partner. You may also have the opportunity for face-to-face meetings if you are conveniently located in the same town or city. Again, this is a relationship that is organised between you and the person you're mentoring.
Find a Mentor
Improve your relationship skills. Build your network. Gain career insights. Whether you have already graduated from Griffith College, or are still a student, starting a mentor relationship with a Griffith College graduate provides you with a great opportunity to take responsibility for managing your own career development in a supportive and encouraging environment. Depending on what you’re seeking, you can connect with a mentor for a one-off request, such as reviewing your CV, or for a more substantial period of time to talk about career goals and how to get there.
This is solely an online mentoring programme that will be managed by you and the mentor. It is up to both of you to agree to the parameters of the mentoring relationship. If you feel that Griffith College needs to become involved in the mentoring relationship for any reason, please contact us at [email protected] or at +353 (0) 1 4163349.