Good News Stories

The IoD Student Mentoring scheme has helped over 160 students over the past six years. Here's what some of them are saying.

"Being part of the mentoring programme and having someone who has been successful in the corporate world, to offer advice based on their personal experiences, has been one of the most exciting things of the third year."

"I enjoyed meeting new people and getting to learn things I didn't know about before, plus the help I got for my CV was great!"

"The IoD mentoring scheme has been a fantastic opportunity for me, I truly believe it holds a great value, so much so that I believe if the scheme was advertised as an opportunity for some potential students whilst reviewing courses, I do believe it would influence my decision as to which University I attended. I cannot speak highly enough about it...I have secured a position on a well-established graduate scheme. I undoubtedly believe that this would not have been possible without the support that I have received from the IoD mentoring scheme."

Meetings and celebration events

All members of the IoD Student Mentoring Scheme (both students/mentees and mentors) meet as a group four times to share ideas, learning and networks. This is in addition to the monthly meetings between mentee and mentor.

  • Session one - connecting mentees with mentors
  • Session two -  focus on networking
  • Session three - developing your interview skills
  • Session four -  a celebratory event, where mentees and mentors get certificates/gifts for taking part.

Mentors and mentees have learned a lot from the sessions and had fun too. Follow the links to the news stories below and find out more about what we get up to at our get together meetings.