The 2018/19 UCD Career Mentoring Programme is now open for applications. Second year students from all Schools in the College of Arts & Humanities and the School of Social Sciences & Law can apply. The aim of the programme is to match UCD students with alumni of their Programme who can offer you support in:

  • Developing career ideas/clarifying goals
  • Figuring out next steps after UCD
  • Improving your employability

To apply, you need to fill in a short online application form.  Students are matched with mentors based on the information they provide in this form.  To participate in the programme you need to commit to attending a lunch time information session on November 14th, a launch event on January 24th where you will meet your mentor for the first time and then a minimum of three follow up meetings over a 6 month period.

Mentors are experienced professionals in a range of sectors and roles, including (but not limited to):

  • Diplomacy / Dept. Foreign Affairs
  • Civil Service
  • Film & Theatre industries
  • Media/ Journalism (print, TV & radio)
  • Politics
  • Museums & Heritage
  • Arts Management
  • Psychology
  • Consulting
  • Law (Solicitors & Barristers)
  • Education (2nd & 3rd level)
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • EU Institutions
  • Charities/NGOs
  • Social / Community Work

You can find out more about the Career Mentoring Programme and apply online here:

http://www.ucd.ie/careers/students/ucdcareermentoringprogramme/

The deadline for applications is Friday 18th of October. If you have any queries in relation to the Career Mentoring Programme please contact: Rebecca.boyle@ucd.ie

Please note that you can use participation in the Career Mentoring Programme as part of a submission for a UCD Advantage Award. The UCD Advantage Award formally recognise the skills, knowledge and experience that UCD students gain through participation in co-curricular activity, on and off campus. Through participation in the award, students’ can increase their self-awareness, self-efficacy and self-confidence and develop skills and attributes required for success in the workplace and life beyond university.