Become a mentor

Over the last few years, alumni have supported our current students across all Faculties to identify their skills and abilities, prepare them for interviews and give them an insight into the world of work.

Students and alumni are matched based on the career interests of the student, course of study and gender as far as possible. With guidance from the Faculty and the Careers Service, mentors help the students with the following:

  • Career options and choices
  • Advice on graduate recruitment schemes
  • Preparing for interviews and writing CVs

And for some, introductions to their business networks for future opportunities.

Student at Open Day

Get involved

For more information about becoming a mentor, offering internships for our students or building connections between the University and your business, please contact us.

Connect with us

There are a range of ways in which you can get involved in being a careers ambassador and connecting our students with the world of work: 

Work experience

In an ideal world, work experience would be directly related to students’ degree programme and/or future career choice. Often this is unfeasible, so we are keen to encourage Stirling students to get maximum value from a diverse range of experiences.

Developing opportunities for students to gain work experience and work shadowing with alumni is one of these. Our Careers Service can help you as an employer to set up these projects.

Projects and dissertations

The University is proactive in building links with employers. We bring together organisations and Masters students to undertake collaborative projects across a range of sectors, particularly those linked to energy, life sciences, environmental issues, financial services and tourism. 

If you have a research proposal but lack the expertise or staff time, or if you’re willing to support a Masters student with their dissertation, this scheme might be of interest to you. The benefits to employers taking part include cost effective access to expertise and efficient resourcing.


The internship programme offers the opportunity to recruit some of our most motivated undergraduate students during holiday periods to concentrate on a particular project. Our internships are extremely flexible and last between three and 12 weeks starting in January or June. Previous projects include database design, feasibility studies, social media projects, and more.

Find out more about offering internships with your company. 

Contact Development and Alumni Relations