A Mentor's role is to support and encourage the mentee (current MU student) to seek advice and information about their career direction and goals, along with sharing industry insights and providing advice on preparing for the next stage of their career.
An ideal mentor would be able to help a mentee by:
Alumni Mentoring is one of the most successful ways of helping students build their professional network and prepare for work, life and engaged citizenship.
The programme runs between February and May. The amount of time is not onerous and has been estimated at 8 hours commitment in total. We are adapting a hybrid model for our 2021/22 programme, and are happy for Mentors and Mentees to meet in a format that works for them (face to face / virtually / mixed).
The above time commitment does not include an optional Work Shadowing Day, which we would ask all mentors to do, if possible.
Mentor Applications for the MU Alumni Mentoring Programme 2021/22 are now open and will remain open until 30 September 2021.
Please note that applications remain open until 30 September 2021. The team will be in touch after this closing date.
Once all application forms have been submitted, mentor profiles will be collated into an anonymised directory. This directory will be accessible only to Maynooth University students via a restricted login area on our employability portal, MU Future Ready Connect. Your contact details will not be available to students.
In their applications, students will select their preferred mentor profiles and any matched students will have expressed a strong interest and motivation in gaining an insight into your career area expertise.
To be eligible to apply you must be:
- A current Maynooth University Student
- In your penultimate or final year of study
- Have an interest in understanding more about careers, industry and networking
We estimate the entire MU Mentoring Experience to take no longer than 10 hours of your time. It typically takes place in Semester 2 of the Academic Year.
Find out what's involved in the process diagram below:
Note: The pre-application online workshop includes further details about the programme and the commitment involved. See "How do I apply" for more information on this.
Mentors (Maynooth University Alumni)
Applications for the MU Alumni Mentoring Programme 2021/22 are now open and will remain open until 30 September 2021.
Apply here. Please note that Mentor applications remain open until 30 September 2021. The team will be in touch after this closing date.
Mentees (Eligible Maynooth University Students)
The pre-application workshop which gives you insight into the programme is now available to eligible Maynooth University students on MU Future Ready Connect under the pathways section. Try it out here
This workshop should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Part of the overall application process, it is mandatory but provides great insight to reflect on how mentoring could benefit you. It's a great idea to try to start it during the summer while you have time. TheApplication form for the MU Alumni Mentoring Programme 2021/22 will open in October 2021.
If you have any queries in the interim please contact Máire Buckley at email@example.com