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SEC3 2014 Engaging Leeds Nurturing Talent Career Mentoring that Makes a Difference Hamieda Begum Marianne Savory Jo Lumb Leeds University Business School.

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1 SEC Engaging Leeds Nurturing Talent Career Mentoring that Makes a Difference Hamieda Begum Marianne Savory Jo Lumb Leeds University Business School

2 . Engagement through Mentoring Internal Stakeholders UG and PG Students Business School Colleagues External Stakeholders Alumni Corporate Partners

3 . Nurturing Talent - What is it? The ‘Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme’ connects professionals within industry to undergraduate students. The key objectives are to enhance the student’s employability through developing professional networks, confidence and key skills, providing them with a competitive edge in the graduate labour market.

4 Partners

5 The Package Activities TrainingBespoke training to equip mentees with the tools and techniques for the mentoring relationship One to one supportFace to face Skype Phone Professional Skills Development Sessions Sessions delivered by partners supporting the scheme Goal Setting Effective Communication Values Based Leadership Networking Negotiation and Influencing Networking EventsQuarterly events that bring together mentors and mentees to share good practice, celebrate successes and an opportunity to network and meet other people on the scheme E-NewslettersBi-monthly news, updates, features and upcoming events

6 Develop professional contacts in your field of interest Enhance your communication skills Insight into industry and career direction Develop interview techniques and CV tips Gain an understanding of the application/selection process for internships/placements Providing work experience/work shadowing opportunities Build confidence, resilience and motivation Advice on how to demonstrate the skills that employers are looking for Develop professional contacts in your field of interest Enhance your communication skills Insight into industry and career direction Develop interview techniques and CV tips Gain an understanding of the application/selection process for internships/placements Providing work experience/work shadowing opportunities Build confidence, resilience and motivation Advice on how to demonstrate the skills that employers are looking for Mentoring Support Provided

7 Statistics Pilot 2012 Mentors – 70 Mentee Applications – 163 Corporate Partners supporting the scheme – 10 Alumni Mentor (makeup) – 34% Access to Leeds students (Widening Participation) – 45% 2013 Mentors – 163 Mentee applications – 342 Corporate partners supporting the scheme – 15 Alumni Mentor (makeup) – 53% Widening participation – c.40% Skills Development Sessions (10) Newsletters (6) Networking events (2)

8 Student Experiences

9 SEC Engaging Leeds From undergraduates to postgraduates (80% international) Global Employability Target Market – Why India? Engaged and Established Network Roll out – reaching another audience

10 SEC Engaging Leeds Different Considerations… Global and local Influences Training from over 4500 miles away.. E-Communication Skills VS. “India’s battered rupee endured its worst day on foreign exchange markets in almost two decades” (Financial Times 28th August 2013) “India’s battered rupee endured its worst day on foreign exchange markets in almost two decades” (Financial Times 28th August 2013)

11 SEC Engaging Leeds Month three of twelve month pilot (PG) Tied to one geographical location? (PG) Alumni Network – quick win Timing – fit with career plans? Access for all (UG) In person additional mentoring – Advisory Boards & Executives in Residence Thoughts for the future “I was very happy to see the mail from Yateesh working closely with him will help me move forward to the career direction I want” Mentee “…came across as professional and focussed with a keen interest to develop her skills and competencies further…and wants to get the best out of this scheme. I will be in touch with her via phone and …Needless to say this mentoring scheme is adding a lot value to my own personal development as well.” Mentor LUBS Alumni Groups:

12 Contact Us Nurturing Talent Initiative Hamieda Begum Professional Development Officer E: International E-Mentoring Scheme Marianne Savory Professional Development Tutor (WERD) E: Jo Lumb Management Division Professional Development Tutor and Engagement Coordinator E: Nurturing Talent Initiative Hamieda Begum Professional Development Officer E: International E-Mentoring Scheme Marianne Savory Professional Development Tutor (WERD) E: Jo Lumb Management Division Professional Development Tutor and Engagement Coordinator E:


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