The University of Sunderland’s Professional Mentoring Scheme is designed to help students develop the work-related skills needed to realise their career ambitions.
Student mentees are matched by their career interests with mentors and take part in one-to-one mentoring sessions, where they learn about the skills they need to demonstrate in the world of work.
Dan McGregor is in no doubt that the University of Sunderland’s Professional Mentoring Scheme enabled him to build on his skills and confidence, giving him a competitive edge when it comes to applying for a job once he graduates.
Wanting to make the most of every opportunity the University of Sunderland had to offer, Dan signed up to the Professional Mentoring Scheme and was mentored in his second year by Paul Finch of Pulse Creative Marketing to ensure he was ‘work ready’. As Dan explains the experience could not have come at a better time.
“A few years ago I wasn’t quite sure whether I could have a career in design, but now I’m at the stage where I know I could do it, thanks to the experiences I’ve had. It’s hard work, but it’s the effort that you put into your university experience that’s really beneficial; it’s made me realise that I can cut it in an actual office environment.”
Dan’s relationship through mentoring sessions with Paul was so successful that he was invited to spend the summer as a graphic design intern at Pulse Creative Marketing.
Dan said, “Paul Finch was fantastic, an inspiration, he gave me great advice and was very honest about the design industry. This led to the summer placement where I was supported and encouraged by the team at Pulse Creative Marketing. I also picked up new skills, which I’m now putting to use in my final year project.”
Words from Paul: “I really enjoyed working with Dan to help him develop the skills needed to further his career once he graduates. He fitted in well with the team and was able to gain experience working on some client projects.”
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