King's Connect Mentoring Programme

Are you a student or recent graduate wanting to develop your network and receive careers advice? Looking for your first job or planning your next move? Or perhaps you are an experienced professional keen to pass on your knowledge to the next generation? Start your mentoring journey now with King’s Connect.
King’s Connect is the new gateway to your King’s community wherever you are in the world. Relaunched on a new user-friendly platform, the King’s Connect hub is your one stop shop for making connections, expanding your professional network, mentoring and much more. Join now to:

  • Sign up as a mentor or mentee and expand your network
  • Search for contacts by industry, job function, subject studied, year of graduation, location or area of expertise
  • Connect with others; create or join groups and start conversations

All this, plus access alumni news and events and look out for benefits and services coming soon.



King’s Connect is open to all King’s alumni and students and you can join using your Google, LinkedIn or Facebook account.

Sign up and start making connections at kingsconnect.org.uk


Find out more:
King’s Connect FAQs 
King’s Connect Registration Guide 
King’s Connect User Guide 
 

How to navigate the directory (video)
How to navigate the feed (video)
How to update your profile (video)
How to connect with other users (video)
How to mentor on the platform (video)


Leadership Mentoring Programme
King’s also run an annual Leadership Mentoring Programme for up to 50 alumni to participate in as mentors. This bespoke programme hand-matches an alumni mentor to share their knowledge, expertise and provide tailored support to a King’s student to help them achieve their goals. The 2019/2020 Leadership Mentoring Programme begins in September. Register your interest to become a mentor by emailing:mentoring@kcl.ac.uk 


King's Business School Diversity Mentoring
King’s Business School is proud of our diverse student and alumni community. We recognize that many of our graduates face challenges in the workplace and we want to help. That’s why we’re launching a new diversity mentoring programme with an initial focus on women in business. King’s Business School Diversity Mentoring is a fantastic opportunity to build your network, develop your leadership skills and make a real difference to the careers of future King’s graduates. Find out more. 


Benefits of mentoring:

Mentees have the opportunity to:

• Gain valuable insight into a certain sector or industry.
• Receive help with career planning and direction.
• Benefit from independent and objective perspectives.
• Enhance your confidence as a young professional.
• Build and develop your professional network.
• Strengthen your connection to the King’s community.

Mentors have the opportunity to:

• Develop your listening, questioning, empathising and rapport-building skills.
• Extend your experience in developing people.
• Reflect on your own career.
• Expand your professional network.
• Strengthen your connection to the King’s community.


Useful resources to inspire you:

Watch: our interview with King’s alumna Katherine Grainger (Law, 2013), where she shares what inspired her to win Olympic gold medals while completing a PhD in Law!

Watch: 21 Icons: Desmond Tutu: Short Film. King’s alumnus Desmond Tutu talks to filmmaker Adrian Steirn about why he believes in the basic goodness of people despite so much evidence to the contrary in the world. He shares his inspiration for having led the selfless life he has, and his view on his legacy as South Africa's moral conscience.

Watch: Mentoring the next generation. Hear from Michael Benko in this TED talk about mentoring the next generation.

Watch: Walk Refresh your mind (and your legs!) with this innovative approach by Nilofer Merchant.

Read: 5 Secrets to Being a Great Mentor. Enjoy this fascinating read by Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute.


More information:
If you have any further questions email: mentoring@kcl.ac.uk or phone: +44 (0)20 7848 3053.