Graduates from all disciplines are sought to provide invaluable advice and support to current students. In the past we have had mentors from the public sector as well as the private sector and some mentors have been self-employed.

Previous experience of mentoring is not necessary; rather good communication skills and a non-judgemental manner. The role of a career mentor, and the commitment involved is outlined in Mentor Role handout. The frequently asked questions page provides answers to many of the questions that have already been asked about the programme by other graduates.

The General Stream of the Career Mentoring Programme was launched in 2011 by the University of Aberdeen's Alumni Relations team and Careers Service.


Registration for the 2017/2018 session is now open via the online registration form.

For those of you who graduated with other degrees, please visit the Law Stream, Engineering Stream or Biosciences Research Stream pages.

I have been mentoring students for three years now and remain in contact with them all. It is amazing to see them develop and grow into successful adults. Thanks to The University of Aberdeen they have become outstanding members of the community."
Anneke Janz, Consultant, Odgers Berndtson

Further information


If you would like to talk to us about the Career Mentoring Programme (General Stream), please email mentor@abdn.ac.uk .