"Mentoring is a great way to help you explore your skills, goals and future impact. Good mentoring takes work, but the value of exploring your next steps with someone who has been in your shoes is hard to beat."

Sam Gordon (ECM 2007-08, now Research Analyst, Association of Graduate Recruiters, Institute of Student Employers)

Sam Gordon

Calling all ECM alumni

Would you like to share your experience and expertise with a young environmentalist?

This mentoring scheme is an exciting way to connect current and former students of ECM and make the most of the immense (and growing!) professional expertise within the ECI alumni network.

It doesn’t matter where you live – mentoring relationships can unfold via email, skype or telephone – or what career level you are on.

Sign up to be an ECM mentor.



Call for mentors, mentee/mentor sign-up and matching process, orientation session for students.


First conversations


End of course year and evaluation

Mentoring and mentee experiences

Aven Satre-Meloy
(ECM 2015-16, mentee)

"I've so enjoyed the chance to connect with an alum of the programme to hear about the path they took after ECM and what sort of guidance they might give for navigating many of the same thoughts I'm facing now. Thinking through difficult decisions, such as whether to continue on with more education, whether to live abroad or move back to my home country, and how I might best contribute to the causes I care about, has been really refreshing in conversation with someone who's crossed those same inflection points."

Matt King
(ECM 2007-08, mentor)

"It was great to get to connect with a current ECMer and hear what their experience was like in the program, as well as to learn what they are focused on in an academic setting. It was helpful for me to check on the 'pulse' of our sector from an academic/university angle, as far too often I get caught up in the day-to-day of my job."