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Careers Service

Ask Me About

Ask a question to a University of Manchester graduate doing your dream job!

Don’t know what to do next? Know exactly what you want? Ask Me About lets you ask for short-term, careers related advice from as many mentors as you want through our very own professional social network: The Manchester Network.

All students, as well as staff and alumni of The University of Manchester, are welcome to connect with volunteer mentors using Ask Me About. You can ask for advice from someone working in your preferred industry via email or telephone concerning lots of topics, most commonly:

  • Reviewing a CV
  • Reviewing a job application
  • Assistance with a degree project

You might even be able to find some opportunities or advice concerning work shadowing, work experience, internships and jobs.

There are no limits to how many people you can contact and you can access the Manchester Network even after you graduate.

How does it work?

Ask Me About is really easy to use, just follow our ‌Ask Me About How-To Guide to get started and send your first request

Keep it professional!

Ask Me About is for professional careers advice, not casual conversation. Here are some of the most common topics/questions our students ask from their mentors:

  • Entry routes into specific sectors and networking opportunities
  • Insights into a role/sector/organisation
  • Essential skills and experience needed for specific roles

Find the ideal mentor for you!

Filter your search to find a mentor particularly willing to support the following students:

  • Disabled
  • BAME
  • LGBT+
  • First Generation
  • Doctoral Researchers

Keep in touch!

Email us at if you run into any problems or have any questions.