Careers and Mentoring
With the incredible support of our alumni, we put employability and careers at the forefront of the College experience. The Jesus College careers programme complements the resources, events and support that the University Careers Service offers.
What we offer
Sarah and Clelia make up the Careers Team. We support students and young alumni to become graduates that are well prepared for the workplace, placing a strong focus on helping them to develop the key skills that employers want to see. We showcase the full range of career options available, from the first days in College through to graduation and beyond.
We couldn’t do any of this without our wonderful alumni – so many of you have generously offered your time by mentoring current students and other alumni, facilitating clinics and workshops, and attending our networking events. Thank you so much.
You can read more on our case studies page. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more or get involved.
Jesus Connect, our Careers and Mentoring platform
Jesus Connect is for the exclusive use and benefit of alumni and current students of Jesus College. As well as facilitating new connections with other Jesuans, Jesus Connect is also a great place to find contemporaries with whom you have lost touch.
Our alumni community is made up of Jesuans working across all industries and professions. If there is something you are interested in doing, there’s a good chance another Jesuan has relevant experience and is happy to share that experience with you.
We have a range of interest and industry groups, designed to facilitate the sharing of resources and further networking with your peers. Please join the one that is the most relevant for your career area, and if there isn’t one that fits currently, feel free to set one up. Then get the conversation started – we would love for you to share regular content!
Jesus Connect is also a great place to let students know about upcoming opportunities, jobs, and internships. As well as a dedicated job-sharing page, we have created a group to promote internships and work opportunities to students. Most of these opportunities come from our alumni community and often come with the offer of mentorship and guidance for selection process and interviews. If you have an opportunity you would like to promote to students, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.
You can also access posts providing advice for specific sectors, groups focusing on particular career interests, invitation to events, application links to internships, and work experience opportunities.
You can use Jesus Connect to connect with mentees from across the student and alumni community.
Why take part?
Being a mentor provides you with the opportunity to share your professional experience and expertise, and to provide others with an insight into the operation of your industry.
- It will allow you to broaden your professional skillset - the resources, training, and experience you will gain throughout the programme will add to your existing expertise.
- You will gain a sense of personal satisfaction in helping to develop the potential of others.
- Mentorship is a fantastic way to give back to the College.
- You can also enhance your professional network - by working with your mentee and meeting fellow mentors and participating in the programme, mentoring is a great way to extend your network across the College's alumni community.