Volunteering at Exeter is a great way to keep in contact with the University and to help future generations of Exeter students. As an alumni, there are many ways you can help by volunteering - here are just a few examples:
Exeter alumni can help by sharing their knowledge and experience with current students and fellow alumni.
You could help by:
- Mentoring a student: Mentors offer one-to-one advice to students over an 18 month period, usually by email and meeting in person.
- Careers advice: Share your knowledge and success by joining our pool of ‘Exeperts’.
- Careers talk: We always welcome alumni back to speak and share their career experiences with students.
- Work placements: Placements can be during term-time or vacation work.
- Recruit an Exeter student: If you have longer term requirements you could offer a permanent post to Exeter graduates.
- Mock interviews: Help students practice their interview techniques by acting as a recruiter at a mock interview on campus.
As part of their final year assessment, Engineering students are required to undertake a practical project. Supervised by an academic with relevant research interests, each student tackles a particular technical challenge, often raised by an industrial partner involved in the project. This benefits the student, the academic and the involved industrial partner. Our industrial contacts act as external supervisors as well as providing access to materials or information. By undertaking a collaboration with industry, students gain an insight into working to a specific brief, taking into account the needs and limitations of the company in question. The student also gains key transferable skills, such as professionalism and time management, which can be enhanced by working with a “real life” client. The industrial contact gains solutions to specific problems and builds important contacts with the academics and students within the project, many of which lead to further valuable research opportunities.
International Country Contact
Help fellow alumni renew friendships and strengthen ties with the University through networking by acting as a contact for your country and helping to organise activities in your region.
Supply a profile
Let students know what you’ve achieved since graduation. Profiles are a great way to celebrate the success of our alumni, to show our current students the kinds of career paths and successes they can look forward to, and to show prospective students what life at Exeter and beyond could offer.
If you’d like to find out more about any of these activities please get in touch with our College Alumni Contact Kate Stockman or call +44 (0)1392 722665.
I originally chose Exeter for its outstanding reputation in the UK for student satisfaction, teaching standards and reputation with employers. My degree programme offered me a unique opportunity as it is supported by over 50 varied employers including IBM, Proctor and Gamble, and BT. The course offered me the opportunity to learn industry relevant skills by combining business with IT and presented exclusive opportunities to interact with large name employers. I can certainly say that my time at Exeter got me where I am today.
I am now working for IBM as a Strategy and Transformation Consultant based in Central London. This is a client facing, project based, business consultancy role. My programme has really helped me in establishing my career and I can already see how it will help me in the long term. Studying the ITMB course has enabled me to have a level of technological understanding required in medium to large, professional organisations today. I am surprised at how much of my degree course content is relevant to my role including the softer skills I learnt including events/project management and team working.
I enjoyed so much about my time as an ITMB student. Being a part of a small group of students was great fun and I got to know the teaching staff who were always there to support their students. I would have no hesitation in recommending this programme at Exeter. I gained a lot of valuable and relevant knowledge. The insight into graduate employers businesses was priceless and my course and time at Exeter University was a massive contributor to my current role as a strategy consultant in London.