Mentoring for career success


Terayi credits the support he got from his industry mentor for his success. Upon graduation, he was offered a job as an analyst at Northern Trust.

Our mentoring scheme, run by the Business School Employability Team, offers students one-to-one meetings with industry professionals over a six-month period, during which they get career advice, job search guidance and support with the application process.

Terayi Chisepo graduated with a first class BA in Business Management in 2016 and is now an analyst at Northern Trust Corporation. He credits the mentoring scheme and the university's strong relationships with business for his success. After attending a networking event by the Business School Employability Team, he joined the mentoring scheme.

"My mentor advised me how to write a CV and organised a mock panel interview, which gave me a lot of confidence," says Terayi. Armed with this experience, he applied for an internship at Northern Trust. There were 36 candidates for two positions and the process was tough, comprising a number of interviews and psychometric tests, but he was fully prepared thanks to the help of his mentor, the Business School Employability Team and the Employability & Careers Service at the University of Greenwich.

"The internship opened my mind," says Terayi. "I saw how people in a team can thrive and I learned a lot about investment and mutual funds. There are some things that you can only learn in a workplace." Three weeks before graduation he was invited to apply for a permanent position.

It is no coincidence that Wilson Leech, CEO for Northern Trust's businesses in the EMEA is a former student. Wilson is just one of many of our outstanding alumni who support students through mentoring schemes and work experience.