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What Is a Mentor… and Do I Really Need One?

By Katy Skillen MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, third year “I’ve found a mentor!” Recently, my housemate told me that she’s found a careers mentor for herself, and I was actually really surprised. I hadn’t heard of many people getting mentors before and didn’t really understand what a mentor is. So, let me break …

Career Mentoring: Figuring Out My Strengths and Exploring Careers

By, Sharandeep Bhogal, BSc Hons Management, Graduate (2020) After Graduating I knew I had an interest in marketing but I wanted to learn more. That’s when I met my mentor, Prachi – a marketing analyst through the career mentoring programme. She helped me to work out what my strengths were and to explore careers that …

How To Look After Your Wellbeing When Starting a New Job

By Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser Research Staff/ Postgraduate Research Students Starting a new job can feel quite daunting, so looking after your wellbeing is paramount. When we start a new job or role we can tend to throw everything at it and forget about looking after ourselves. However, I’ve outlined ways that you can …

Learning To Say No, Focusing, and Seeking Mentors

By John Lim, UoN Alumni John Lim, an international graduate from the University explores the different elements that have led to his success in the workplace. He has learned how to keep focused, nurture his strengths and seek advice from mentors along the way. 1. Stay focused When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett sat together …