Career Mentoring Programme

The UCD Career Mentoring Programme – Applications open Monday, September 13th 2021 and close Friday, October 15th 2021. Apply below.

The UCD Career Mentoring Programme Applications are now closed for 2021/2022.

Run collaboratively by UCD Careers Network and UCD Alumni Relations, the UCD Career Mentoring Programme provides students with the opportunity to meet and network with professional mentors who are able to offer support in developing their career ideas, clarifying their goals and improving their employability.

Over a six-month period, student mentees will virtually meet with alumni mentors at least three times. Both mentors and mentees are supported by UCD Careers Network and UCD Alumni Relations throughout the programme offering training and advice.

The programme is open to the following students;

  • 2nd year undergraduate students in the UCD College of Social Sciences & Law
  • 2nd year undergraduate students in the UCD College of Arts and Humanities
  • 3rd year undergraduate students in the UCD College of Science
  • 3rd year undergraduate students in the UCD College of Engineering and Architecture 

The aim is to support students at a critical time in their career, as they begin making decisions in relation to employment, internships or further study.

A mentor can provide practical information on specific roles and sectors, including what is required to work in that area and what their day to day job involves. Often, they can also help with applications and interviews. Mentors are a great objective sounding board who you can run ideas past and seek advice from. If you feel you could benefit from this support and would like to work with a mentor to develop your employability, this is the programme for you!

The mentors are UCD alumni from a range of different backgrounds with vast knowledge and a range of experience.

Career Mentoring Timeline

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Online applications for the programme are open Monday 13th September and the closing date for applications from students is Friday 15th October. You can find the application form at the bottom of this webpage.

You are required to attend at least one training session.

Option 1: Tue 9 November 6pm - 7.30pm
Option 2: Wed 10 November, 1pm - 2.30pm
Option 3: Thur 11 November, 5pm - 6.30pm

More information will be provided on training in due course.

Here’s what other mentees have said about the programme:

  • 77% of students felt more confident approaching their career planning as a result of participating in this programme
  • 72% of students know more about roles/career paths/sectors that might interest them as a result of this programme
  • 87% of students would recommend this programme to other students

Have a query?

  • If you are a current student and have any questions related to this programme please contact:
  • If you are a UCD alumnus who is interested in becoming a mentor please contact: