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Discover Ask-an-Alum

Find out more about Ask-an-Alum, our online tool for quick advice and knowledge sharing for IDS Alumni and Students.

Ask An Alum is one of our three schemes available as part of IDS Alumni Network Mentoring & Advice Programme. It is an online tool for alumni and students to self-match with an IDS Alumni Network Online Mentor for quick advice and support on a variety of careers and professional development topics. Ask An Alum is useful for creating a space for impactful knowledge sharing without the pressure to develop a long-term relationship.

It can also act as a trial for a new one-on-one mentoring relationship and help alumni and students broaden their networks before committing to a longer-term mentorship.

Alumni and students can use Ask-an-Alum for:-

  • Help with relocating to a new country or region
  • Preparing for an interview or written application
  • Building a network
  • Accessing real world knowledge beyond your degree
  • Building understanding of different working practices
  • Practicing informational interviews
  • Ideas or answers about your career aspirations

Find online mentors and connect now

You must be a member of the IDS Alumni Network website in order to use Ask-An-Alum. Online membership of the website is available for free to all IDS Students and Alumni. Login/Sign-up.

Practical help with finding and connecting using Ask-an-Alum

Practical help with how to become an IDS Alumni Network Online Mentor for Ask-an-Alum

Tips for successful Ask-an-Alum mentoring session(s)

How to be an IDS Alumni Network Online Featured Mentor for Ask-an-Alum

Help with your first message on Ask-an-Alum

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