One of the most important services we can offer to Old Cranleighans is helping them decide on careers and finding a way into the field they choose. Over the years some of our most accomplished school alumni have kindly agreed to provide mentoring assistance to selected Old Cranleighans who are at an early stage of their careers.
Those who signed up for this include an impressive range of businessmen, entrepreneurs, journalists, bankers, doctors, judges and a variety of professionals involved in the Arts and Entertainment industry. The group continues to expand with exciting new names and fields of work.
The objectives of the program are to provide Old Cranleighans with:
- Career advice and tips on how to be more effective in their chosen field of work
- An expanded network of relevant contacts for internships/work placements etc.
- Support and encouragement in a non-judgemental environment
What an individual can offer in terms of support will vary a great deal. It could be a mentor-mentee relationship, it could be someone is in a position to offer work placements or internships, or even just a one off chat/advice.
With the advent of GDPR and the variety of help that is on offer, we believe the best way to manage our OC Careers function is with the assistance of technology, so we are proud to be launching a dedicated platform to help co-ordinate these relationships and ensure that any individual receives only the kind of and number of requests that they are happy to consider.
If you are already making headway in your chosen career and feel you can offer anything from advice to practical support, we would be very grateful if you would consider registering to offer careers support in the Careers and Mentoring section on The Old Cranleighan Network portal. Once you are registered on the portal the option to volunteer appears at the top of your profile page.
You will see that we invite you to offer to be a ‘Mentor’, however the areas in which you might be able to offer help are much more varied and do not necessarily require you to actually be a mentor in the traditional sense of the word.
If you aren’t already registered on the site, please take a look and feel free to ask any questions, even if you don’t wish to offer careers help we would love you to register: https://ocsociety.cranleigh.org