There are a variety of different ways you can get involved with the Management School and its community. From meeting prospective students or e-mentoring current students to returning to the school as a guest speaker, you can make real difference to today’s students whilst developing your skills and network.
Mentoring Students and Alumni
You can share your experiences by mentoring students and alumni, helping them to achieve their career goals and developing your skills as a mentor. Through our online mentoring platform, you can become a mentor or mentee, connecting with alumni and students across the world.
MBA Mentoring Programme
The mentoring scheme aims to further enhance MBA student’s employability skills, through a partnership with a member of the University’s alumni. Just a few hours of your time every month would make a real difference to a student, enabling them to put their theoretical knowledge into practice, giving them experience in networking and expanding their professional contacts and thus boosting their self-esteem and confidence when dealing with senior level colleagues.
“I wanted to part in the mentoring scheme to help others – not just by sharing my experience or allowing my mentee to tap into my network, but by helping them see things differently. The role has given me the opportunity to learn, to reconnect and to widen my existing network, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping others.”
Brian Kinkead, (MBA 2009)
The Management School always welcomes alumni working within management, marketing, HR or finance in the management field to return to our newly renovated Management School to talk to undergraduate, MSc or MBA students. It gives you the opportunity to meet excellent potential employees and raise the profile of your own organisation. We welcome alumni at all stages of their career to talk about a breadth of subjects. It doesn’t matter what stage in your career you’re at, be it at a junior level to talk to undergraduates about how you made the jump from university to the world of business, or managing director/chief executive level.
Could your company benefit from a fresh pair of eyes? Do you have an area of interest that you’d like to explore further but simply don’t have the resource?
Our high performing MBA students are available to help with no charge to your business; they can answer a straightforward query or provide a basic diagnostic service like market analysis. We draw from our top MBA students, with their diverse skills, utilising their previous work experience and current studies. The student will work on an agreed project, which can vary in nature dependent on your needs. The output will form part of the student’s final mark.
Sanjay Bala completed his MBA work placement at a manufacturing organisation in Cheshire. “This was a wonderful experience and allowed me to put both the theoretical knowledge gained during my MBA and my background experience in IT into practice.” His manager added: “Sanjay has made significant improvements to the reduction of paperwork and ‘hand offs’ in the factory process. He has excellent IT skills and has used this ability and the business improvement techniques he has developed during his time with me to simplify processes in all aspects of the business.”
Sanjay Bala, (MBA 2011)
You can recruit students to your organisation through the Careers and Employability Service. There are a range of different ways to be involved, from advertising your graduate job vacancies online, to participating in Career Fairs on campus. For more information, click here.
There are a range of projects across the University of Liverpool which can benefit from your support. Find out more about our current fundraising priorities and news of our achievements.
Alumni Representation at International Recruitment Events
The University of Liverpool attends numerous international recruitment events and potential students really value the chance to talk to alumni. It does not matter at what stage in your career you are or how many events you can attend. You can volunteer your time by assisting staff on recruitment stands and holding discussions with prospective students about how you have used your university experience to progress in your career.
For more information on any of these areas, please contact Jayne Murphy, Alumni Relations Manager (University of Liverpool Management School) for an informal chat firstname.lastname@example.org