Become a mentor

Would you like to help a student with career planning and gift your time and knowledge to a mentee? Do you appreciate discussions where you get to give constructive and honest feedback and to hear the perspectives of a student close to graduation on the field they are studying and their future?

Mentoring is an educational and rewarding experience for both the mentee and the mentor. In discussions, both are allowed to question the other’s views, and the mentor gains new perspectives on their own work. At group meetings, mentors get to know other alumni of the University of Vaasa working in different fields.

As a mentor, you commit to the following.

  • The programme will last from September 2023 to 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 mentee once a month for 1–2 hours. The two of you will schedule things together.
  • Prepare for meetings with your mentee and discuss the topics requested by the mentee.

As a mentor, your task is to:

  • encourage and guide your mentee;
  • share your knowledge and experiences of working life;
  • support your mentee in creating their own networks;
  • ask questions and give your mentee an opportunity for their own reflection;
  • give feedback and present perspectives.

A mentor does not need to be able to answer all questions or to provide career guidance, study guidance or other support functions. The mentor also does not have to offer a job or a traineeship. 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. 

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