Become a mentee

Would you like help with transitioning to working life, considering career options and identifying your strengths? Would you like to discuss your thoughts or dreams for your future working life with an experienced expert?

Apply for the University of Vaasa mentoring programme. To be eligible for the mentoring programme, you must be an undergraduate student at the University of Vaasa close to graduation who wants coaching in job search, transition to working life and career planning.

Our mentoring programme will assign you an experienced alumnus of the University of Vaasa to act as your mentor, and you will also receive peer support from others participating in the mentoring programme.

As a mentee, you agree to the following.

  • The programme will last from 25 September 2023 to 13 May 2024. The joint meetings are all online, the mentee and mentor can decide for themselves if they meet online or live. 
    • The programme will start on Monday, 25 September 2023 at 16.30–18.30. 
    • There will be interim meetings on Monday, 11 December 2023 and Monday, 11 March 2024.
    • The programme closing event will be on Monday, 13 May 2024 at 16.30–18.30. 
  • You will meet with your mentor once a month for 1–2 hours. The two of you will schedule things together.
  • You will send your mentor a list of desired topics of conversation before each meeting so that your mentor can prepare for the meeting. Responsibility for the topics discussed at the meetings lies with the mentee.

As a mentee, your tasks are as follows.

  • You need to set goals and evaluate the achievement of the goals during the process.
  • You must be open to confidential discussions about your transition to the world of work and your career plans.

You do not have to have a career plan ready. You can graduate during the mentoring programme. Group meetings will offer support for completing the programme and opportunities to network with the other participants.

Application for the 2023–2024 programme

Application is closed. 

Mentor-mentee pairs will be formed after the end of the application period, and selections will be announced by the end of August. 

Questions can be sent to: