Graduate Developer Community Message Board › PLEASE READ - Important Information about Meet a Mentor event at Middlesex U
This is to help you prepare for the upcoming event. This is a unique event, it is important you know what to expect and come prepared.
Time: Please be on site for 18:15 so that we can kick off on time at 18:30
Venue: Here is the address: Sheppard Library, Ground Floor SG03 room number (there is only one workshop room on the ground floor).
See this map for more info: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/...
Directions:Here are some instructions we have been sent by the uni today:
The nearest Tube station is Hendon Central (northern line) and the campus is 10 mins walk away. This Walkit link shows the directions from Hendon tube station.
If they are coming via St Pancras/Kings Cross, there is an over rail train arriving at Hendon station and then they would need the 183 bus. I would recommend tube being the easiest route.
If our guests would like to come to the main reception as they enter the Quadrangle (glass covered area, main entrance to the campus). You will need to ask for either Melody Goh or let them know you are attending the 'meet A Mentor' event.
Any problems Samatha Hepburn from RecWorks is attending and she can be called on - 07872 463896.
How it will work
The event is a highly informal event. We will start with a brief introduction from the host,to give you a background, then you will get a chance to listen to a number of mentors to hear their thoughts on their careers.
- You will sit in small groups of 5-6 people in a similar situation and work with one-two mentors per group.
- The mentors will give a brief 60 second introduction then chat for 15 minutes answering any question you have for them
- After 15 minutes an alarm will sound and the mentor will move on to the next group.
It is worth preparing for the event. Have a look through our recommended preparation below. This is not an interview format, you are encouraged to ask any question you may have about your career options or their career.
What to bring
- You will hopefully be hearing many different things on different subjects, it is well worth bringing some note paper and a pen.
- It is worth bringing your CV, some mentors may give you specific advice.
- Some people have previously bought iphones to record the sessions
You will have a rare opportunity to meet some highly experienced mentors from the industry. See below for a list of previously asked questions that you may want to explore:
- What information should go in a CV?
- How long should a CV be?
- Why do most CVs get rejected
- What happens in an interview?
- What is an interviewer looking for in an interview?
- What questions should I ask in an interview?
- Job Applications
- What is the best way to write a cover letter?
- What does a programmer actually do day-to-day?
- What does an architect do?
- What non-programming roles are there?
- What is the best way to be a CTO?
Some of these questions have been asked already. We are starting to compile a list of frequently asked questions here: http://developercaree...
We would highly recommend you write a blog post to discuss what you have learned from this event. It is a great way to make sure you remember all the key points and also pass on information to others in the GDC.
Here is a previous post from Fatos Ismali on his experiences:
We hope you have a great time at the event. We'll be in touch after the event to hear how it went.