Gradlink Mentoring Programme
School of Mathematics
The School of Mathematics, initiated its first Gradlink Mentoring Programme in 2017. The programme is run in conjunction with the Trinity Alumni Office and the Careers Advisory Service. Gradlink aims to develop current Junior Sophister student's knowledge of the labour market and career paths, through nurturing career learning relationships with alumni mentors working in a range of career areas.
What's Involved for Students
If you are unsure what to do after College, need help with your CV or LinkedIn Profile or are interested in finding out more about a particular job or sector then GradLink might be just what you are looking for.
The 2016/2017 GradLink Mentoring Programme was launched on 24th January 2017. At the launch event graduates gave an overview of their career and what they can offer as mentors. Afterwards there was a networking reception where students had the opportunity to meet the graduates and find out more about their careers and expertise. Students who were interested in being mentored registered through the Trinity Development and Alumni mentoring platform at the launch event and found out in the following week which mentor they were assigned to via the online platform. Participating in GradLink involves meeting with a mentor 2-3 times, over the course of the academic year.
What’s Involved for Alumni?
The School of Mathematics invite Graduates with 3+ years professional experience to sign up to be a mentor for the programme during the call out to mentors facilitated by the Trinity Alumni and Development Office.
Volunteering as a mentor involves meeting with a small group of students (up to 3 per mentor max.) on approximately three occasions during the academic year. The focus of these meetings is generally professional development and other career-related topics. The time commitment of the programme to mentors is approximately 10 hours, inclusive of the Launch Event.
As part of the launch event, we ask each graduate to speak for one to two minutes on their career to date. The overview could include a short synopsis of your profile, topics that you can best help students with in a mentoring capacity and any mentoring benefits you have experienced in your life. Following this, we will host a reception for the mentors, students and academic staff from the school.
The Gradlink Mentoring Programme is run by the School of Mathematics, in conjunction with the Trinity Development and Alumni Office and the Careers Advisory Service. Please visit the following websites for more information:
Development and Alumni Office website
Careers Advisory Service website