We are looking for alumni who have studied a water course at Cranfield to participate in a six-month long pilot mentoring scheme.
The mentoring scheme is about bringing together bright, enthusiastic first-year students within our water theme with successful professionals in a mutually beneficial mentoring partnership. It is an opportunity for you to provide advice and feedback to someone who can really use your help. It’s also an opportunity to learn new things and improve your own leadership and management skills.
A mentor is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as an “experienced and trusted adviser”. It is not the same as training or teaching. Instead, it reflects how mentors and mentees should work together.
There are a range of benefits for mentors and the mentor’s organisation. Read about these below:
Benefits for mentors
- Develop communication and leadership skills.
- Demonstrate skills in developing and coaching people.
- Increased recognition from peers.
- Gain new insights and fresh perspectives.
- Extend personal and professional networks.
Benefits for mentors' organisations
- Provide self-development opportunities for the mentor.
- Develop high potential employees.
- Identify potential future leaders.
- Motivate staff.
- Bring new ideas and insights into the organisation.
What’s the time commitment?
It’s mostly up to you to decide how much you want to connect, but we anticipate that it will involve monthly communication via whatever communication channel suits you.
We will be hosting an event on campus in January as part of the launch. As a mentor, you will be invited to attend and there will be an opportunity to talk through the scheme and your responsibilities as a mentor in more detail.
Who can sign-up?
Mentoring is open to all alumni who have completed a water course at Cranfield. If you want to be involved in the mentoring scheme, make sure to register using the link below.