Have you used the new King’s Connect mentoring platform?
I’ve enjoyed a number of mentoring relationships through King’s Connect, from those in a similar situation to myself having finished a Law degree, through to those wanting to hear more about the potential path of recruitment. King’s Connect has great functionality to help you connect with the relevant people. You can search for people who are offering the kind of help you need as well as by industry, job function, company, degree, graduation date and more.
What would you say to recommend King’s Connect?
It’s a great way to make connections and network. From careers advice to catching up with old classmates it’s a great way to bridge the gap, wherever you are in the world. It’s very user-friendly and easy to navigate too. All of my mentees have reached out directly to me by messaging through the platform. Some have asked simple questions and with some I have developed a more long-term relationship. Everyone has been in your position before, so my biggest piece of advice would be not to be scared, reach out, ask questions – you never know what it might lead to.
Do you have any tips for using King’s Connect?
Keep your profile up to date, be clear on what type of advice you’re looking for but keep an open mind.
What would you say to recommend mentoring to other alumni?
It’s a great chance to connect, inspire and give a different insight into the career paths that students have today. If you’re looking for the chance to spend a little time on the next generation, inspiring people or paying it forward, all it takes is a few hours a year. The results can be very rewarding!
Name: Charlie Waterman
Degree: Law, 2013
Where is she now? Head of Internal Recruitment, Harnham
You can find Charlie on King’s Connect
Sign up and start making connections at kingsconnect.org.uk