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Get ahead, get a mentor

Employability Service

Category: Student support services

15 October 2019

Did you know that we've recently launched Mentoring at ARU? As a student here, our professional mentors can help you develop your skills, plan your career and make industry connections.

Oxford Learners Dictionaries defines a mentor as 'an experienced person who advises and helps somebody with less experience over a period of time'.

There are numerous benefits of having a mentor but some of the top ones are:

University student, pointing to his right

Identify and expand your skills

Someone with a fresh pair of eyes can help you pinpoint opportunities to develop the skills that you have scope to improve – and can often identify strengths in you that you didn’t even realise you had!

Explore your options and plan your career

Talking to someone outside your normal circle about your hopes and dreams for the future means you get a different perspective, and it's a great source of options that maybe you hadn’t considered or even heard of.

Make connections and grow your network

Having been in the working world for a while mentors have a varied network, and may be able to help you grow yours by introducing you to people that can help you along your path.

Gain knowledge about different organisations and sectors

Experienced mentors will have worked for several organisations, often in contrasting sectors. They’ll be able to pass on their knowledge and experience of how things work in these different areas.

Want to know more?

More info about Mentoring at ARU, including FAQs, eligibility criteria and the all-important apply button are waiting for you at https://arul.ink/mentoring-at-aru. But hurry, places are limited and applications close on 31 October 2019... apply quickly for this one to avoid missing out.

We're running a series of Information Sessions over the next few weeks, so if you want to find out more before signing up, come along.

Thursday 24 October 12-1pm, HEL 109
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Wednesday 30 October, 3-4pm, LAB 216
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Wednesday 23 October 11am-12pm, MAR 205
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Monday 28 October 11am-12pm, MAR 202
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By John Burgess, Employability Projects Lead


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