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27 Oct 2021

The programme is available to all members of LinkHall, the Trinity Hall online community, and is designed to connect students and recent graduates with alumni.

On National Mentoring Day, we are celebrating our alumni who are giving their time to mentor through the PaTHways Mentoring Programme. We launched the initiative this Michaelmas term as part of LinkHall, the Trinity Hall online community. The programme on ‘CV assessment’ is taking place for a period of two weeks, from 25 October to 5 November.

Law undergraduate student Joshua Ooi (2020) was a mentee in the successful pilot programme held in Easter term 2020-21 and explained how beneficial he found it: “Participating in the pilot PaTHways Mentoring Programme has enhanced my awareness of career opportunities post-graduation. My mentor, Rupert Holmes, shared about how he built his career across the legal and financial services industries – I especially appreciated his tips on interviews before the upcoming application cycle, along with his motivations for certain decisions at critical junctures in his career. The insights I gleaned from speaking with industry professionals like Rupert has helped inform my career choices, and I would like to recommend this programme to all students at the College.”

This is a valuable opportunity for all members of the Trinity Hall community to make connections across generations and subjects. Whilst mentoring is available through LinkHall all year round, we will give focus to a particular topic or specific industry for two weeks in Michaelmas and Lent terms. The aim is to enable students and recent alumni to ask advice from other Trinity Hall members with more experience.

Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes

Alumnus Rupert Holmes (1992, History & Law), was Joshua’s mentor in the pilot programme. He says it was a “very well managed experience”, and that it was “great to connect with another THer and hopefully be of some assistance to them.”

Our new mentor-matching functionality is offered to all LinkHall members, alongside a series of careers events for students and recent alumni. We are holding two in-person events this term: ‘Crystal Eisinger: a squiggly career – from Cambridge to CEO and cafe owner’ on 4 November, and ‘Building an entrepreneurial biotech ecosystem’ with Dr Llewellyn Cox on 11 November.

Thank you to everyone who has helped advise our students and recent alumni.

Taking part

If you would like to take part in future programmes and join other alumni who are supporting our students and recent alumni by offering their time and expertise, please access All you have to do next is tick ‘PaTHways Mentoring Programme’ under Offer or Seek Mentoring when editing your profile.

Please get in touch with Oleno Netto in the Alumni Office on if you have any questions. A new PaTHways Mentoring Programme with a different theme will be announced in January 2022.

Main image: Joshua Ooi outside the WongAvery Music Gallery