Thrive is our award-winning career mentoring scheme, exclusive for second year undergraduates and taught postgraduate students in select departments. Now available to third-year students as well. Please use our dedicated form to sign up.
What is Thrive?
Getting involved provides you with support, collaboration, and guidance with a successful professional. With mentor and mentee meeting for a minimum of 1 hour per month, typically for 3 – 9 months, but sometimes less.
What do you get out of Thrive?
Each mentoring partnership is different, but we see a mixture of the following:
- Building/refining your CV
- Workplace visits
- Discussing potential job options
- Applications for internships and work experience
- Gaining clarity about the type of roles available in different sectors
- And more…
All mentors are volunteers and want to support you whilst you explore your options, grow in confidence, and open yourself up to the different opportunities having a Thrive mentor can offer. In the past, we’ve seen students secure internships and work experience with their mentor’s companies, gain more knowledge about the type of role they might be suited to and build their networking skills in ways that benefit them and their future.
You can read some of these stories and see what past students have said about the programme by visiting our ‘What our students say’ page.
To find out more about the programme, please see our list of frequently asked questions below, or contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Henley Business School students are not eligible for the scheme but have access to a separate mentoring programme - find out more.
The THRIVE Timeline
|Sign up - If you are a second or third year undergraduate student, please sign up using our form. Postgraduates students from selected schools will have access to sign up in Spring term. For more information, please see our FAQ tile below. Mentoring is flexible for each partnership but generally runs from 4-6 months. Each month you will spend 1-2 hours communicating with your mentor.
|Mentee Preparation Session – When you sign up, you will be invited to book a mentee preparation session. You must attend this session before choosing a mentor. These preparation sessions are run on a weekly basis through September to February.
|Choosing a mentor – Once you have attended the preparation session, you will be invited to sign up to our Thrive platform. This will then be approved by the Thrive team, which then allows you access to our mentor database, where you can choose your mentor.|
|Ending your Partnership - The Thrive scheme runs September until July, but some partnerships may finish earlier and later than this, depending on each mentoring partnership.|
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