A calm word of encouragement or a piece of inspiring advice is often all that's needed to help a mentee see the future more clearly. Make a difference by sharing your knowledge and expertise with our mentees or connect with other alumni to build sector-specific knowledge and expand your professional network – it’s up to you.
- Click on the SIGN UP HERE button above
- Create a new account or sign up using your LinkedIn account
- Complete the Ask Alumni registration form
- Apart from your basic information, provide details of your work history, areas of expertise and the type of experience that you can offer
- Submit your registration and wait until your alumni status is confirmed
- Once accepted, log in to set your connection preferences, update your profile and connect with other alumni or accept requests to connect as they come
How does it work for alumni?
Launched in August 2018, Ask Alumni is a University-wide program that you can join at any time of the year. Once you submit your registration form we verify your details against our database to ensure you are alumni of the University.
When your registration is accepted, log in to edit or complete your profile fields and set your preferences to indicate when you are available for the 30-minute conversations and the maximum number of conversations you can commit to per month.
This is a mentee driven program, meaning we will not match you directly. Rather other members of Ask Alumni will be able to search for and view your profile then reach out to request a career conversation with you (called a 'meeting'). These meetings can take place via:
- Video call
- Phone call
- Email exchange
- Face to face (post COVID-19)
We encourage mentees to connect with as many mentors as they can to provide a broad perspective and help them make better informed decisions about their career.
When you receive a meeting request we hope you'll accept it, but you do have the option to decline if you simply don't have time or think they’re the wrong fit.
What is expected of me as a mentor?
Be realistic with your time when setting your preferences. This will help others propose meetings at a convenient time for you both.
This program welcomes participants from any academic discipline, any stage of their educational journey and any background, and because of this mentees may be interested in chatting to you for many different reasons. Keep an open mind, try to understand your mentees' motivations and share your experiences in a positive and encouraging way.
Who can see my profile information?
Your name, employment history, areas of expertise and location can be viewed by students and alumni to help them decide who they'd like to connect with. Your contact details will not be shared until you accept a mentee’s request and connect. No one can see your date of birth, with the exception of administrators.