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DCU Mentorship - 2023 Graduate to Student Mentorship Programme

DCU Graduate to Student Mentorship Programme


The DCU Graduate to Student Mentorship Programme, formerly known as the DCU Structured Mentorship Programme, won the prestigious IITD National Training Award for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring for 2018 and was shortlisted as a finalist in 2020 and 2021. It is a joint initiative, co-organised by the Alumni Office and the Careers Service. The programme runs for six-months between November and April and pairs second-year students with alumni mentors for the purpose of career and personal development. Alumni and students are matched based on their areas of professional expertise, DCU course and areas of interest. Alumni mentors are asked, if possible, to provide their student mentee with a work-shadowing day as part of the programme. We appreciate that this may not be possible for everyone. 

2022- 2023 Mentor and Mentee of the Year Awardees

2022/2023 Structured Mentorship Programme Schedule


Recruitment: Applications open for Mentors, opening date 16th September and closing date 2nd October.

Welcome: Email to Mentors from the Alumni Office. 

Mentee Careers Service Information Sessions


6th Oct - 16th Oct: Matching Process: Mentor/ Mentee matching selection via the portal

17th Oct: Email from the Alumni Office to unmatched Mentors

17th - 19th Oct: Mentor/ Mentee Introductory Email: Introductory email sent by the Alumni Office.

19th Oct - 2nd Nov: Initial Mentor/ Mentee Introductory Meeting


03 Nov - Opening Ceremony: 2022/23 Opening Ceremony


December/ January/ February

Career Skills Session for Mentees

Progress and work shadow survey

Jan/ Feb Work Shadowing


Mentor/ Mentee of the Year Nominations

March 7th  Nominations Open for Mentor and Mentee of the Year Awards

March 15th: Nominations Close for Mentor and Mentee of the Year Awards


Closing Ceremony : Wednesday 29th March, 2023. Event to take place at DCU Glasnevin Campus. RSVP to attend. 

Mentor and Mentee of the Year Presentations