New eMentoring platform now available to alumni
lundi 20 mars 2017
The Alumni Office has launched a new online platform that will enable alumni – and later students – to seek career-related advice from alumni mentors. This "eMentoring" service, called Ecolint Connect, is available to registered users of the alumni website.
Our community of thousands of alumni throughout the world, working in a very diverse range of professional fields, represents a huge untapped resource. For younger alumni, or indeed any community member who is contemplating a change of direction, being able to identify potential mentors who share an Ecolint background and can provide valuable advice is an attractive proposition.
The Ecolint Connect platform makes it easy for mentors and mentees to find each other and engage in a structured exchange. Mentors can specify both the number of simultaneous mentees they are willing to take on and the range of eMentoring "services" they will offer. For example, some might wish to limit their mentoring to providing advice by email or over the phone or perhaps reviewing a CV, while others may be in a position to offer an internship or even – to the right candidate – a job.
Our alumni are invited to join Ecolint Connect today:
- Sign in to the Ecolint Alumni website (or register if you don't already have an account)
- Click on the eMentoring link in the main menu
- Click through to the Ecolint Connect platform
The first time you visit you will be asked to add a few details and accept some terms and conditions. You will also have the opportunity to import data from your LinkedIn account, which is the quickest and easiest way to complete your profile. Those who are prepared to act as mentors should activate their mentor profile when prompted.
Alumni, then students
Over the coming weeks we will be encouraging our younger alumni, in particular, to start seeking mentors via the platform. Mentoring requests will be forwarded by email and can then be managed via the Ecolint Connect platform.
The longer term plan is to extend, in conjunction with the Ecolint Guidance team, this platform to senior students who are in the course of making decisions about university courses and possible future career paths. Before that, however, we are keen for the platform to be well-established among alumni. Why not give it a try!
If you have any questions about Ecolint Connect, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org