The majority of Aston students complete a work placement in their third year, greatly enhancing their graduate employability. We've developed a Placement Mentoring scheme to provide you with an extra level of support before and during this invaluable experience. You will be matched to a mentor who has undertaken a placement in the field that you are interested in. Your mentor may be a final year recently returned from placement, or a third year currently out on placement who will mentor you via e-mail.
Your mentor can offer support on areas including:
Considering the benefits of the placement year
Deciding how to choose the right placement
Practical tips on job applications and interview techniques
Developing a range of transferable skills, e.g time management
Examining career options
Providing an insight into your final year
Learning from their experiences
Since Optometry and Pharmacy students complete pre-registration placements at the end of the degree course, mentors in these subjects will discuss their pre-registration search rather than their experiences of having completed one.
Watch a video about Placement Mentoring or hear from our students.
Find out how to get involved.
Placement E-mentoring & Final Year E-mentoring - for students on placement
On placement? You can still participate in Peer Mentoring:
- Mentor a second year via e-mail and offer the same advice as face-to-face placement mentors
- You could also choose to have a mentor yourself and communicate with a final year e-mentor to give you an insight into the final year of your degree