Find out how you can volunteer and bring the benefits of your industry knowledge to students and the wider community
You can help students, your fellow alumni and the university by sharing your time, connections and advice.
If you would like to get involved, why not try volunteering for one of the three following mentor schemes?
Register as a Graduate Mentor (if you graduated less than three years ago)
The Graduate Mentoring Scheme is an opportunity to volunteer your time and expertise to support and encourage final-year students as they make their first transition from Aston into the workplace.
Our recent graduates are the perfect inspiration to our current final-year students who are preparing for their careers. They value the opportunity to share this experience with an Aston graduate. If you graduated within the past three years, can you give practical tips and open up the world of networking to final year students?
If you would like more information, please visit our Mentoring at Aston page or send us an email.
Register as a Professional Mentor (if you graduated more than three years ago)
The Aston University Professional Mentoring Scheme involves business professionals working on a one-to-one basis with a second-year Aston University student to help them to prepare for their placement year.
Mentors help students to develop their knowledge and professional skills, which ensures that students begin their placement year with a solid foundation of business knowledge.
If you have one hour free a month, are based in the UK, and have an interest in helping to nurture new talent, you could mentor an Aston University student to develop their professional skills, whilst also developing your coaching and mentoring skills. To find out more send us an email.
This scheme is for those who graduated more than three years ago. If you would like more information, please visit our Mentoring at Aston page.
To register as a professional mentor, please contact us via email here.
Register as an MBA Mentor (if you are in a senior role)
The MBA Mentoring programme pairs Aston alumni in senior management positions with full-time and executive MBA students.
The programme is there to provide students with impartial, external support to help them develop their careers and maximise their time on the MBA. Mentors will provide industry insights at senior managerial level and provide students with opportunities to expand their professional network. Mentors will also provide advice and guidance to complement the taught elements of the Aston MBA and help students to navigate through the range of career options available to them.
To find out more please send us an email.
Volunteering with Aston University doesn’t have to mean a huge time commitment. You could answer questions on our Professional Alumni Link platform, share a LinkedIn blog or make an introduction to help a student find a placement or internship.
Placements, internships and work experience help Aston students become employable graduates. Whether your organisation is large or small, based in the UK or overseas and could offer in-person or virtual experiences, we would love to hear from you.