Mentoring programme for students and alumni
Aalto University Mentoring Programme runs annually from November to May. The core of the mentoring programme are the monthly one-to-one mentoring meetings between the mentor and the actor.
The mentors sign up in June-September. The student applications open at the end of October.
What does the Programme include?
The Aalto University Mentoring Programme includes
- A joint kickoff event in November (on Zoom)
- One-to-one mentoring meetings approximately once a month during Dec-May
- A joint closing event in May
The mentoring programme begins in November with a joint kick-off event for all mentoring pairs, where participants will learn about the purpose and goals of mentoring.
The core of the mentoring programme is in one-to-one meetings between a mentor and an actor. The topics for the meetings may include various themes related to working life and career according to the actor's own needs.
It is recommended that mentoring pairs meet once a month in 1-2 hours´ mentoring discussions. The time and place of the meetings and whether the meetings are held face-to-face or remotely can be agreed by the pairs themselves. We recommend face-to-face meetings. However, there are also mentors and exchange students living elsewhere in Finland and abroad participating in the Programme, for whom face-to-face meetings are not possible. Please take this into account when applying to the programme.
The programme concludes with a closing event in May.
What has been said about Mentoring Programme
”As a mentor, I always learn how new minds start to approach the business world. New ideas, new enthusiasm and also new topics like sustainability.”
“There is an outstanding reward in sharing experiences as it empowers the individual and also builds an even stronger community of tomorrow.”
“The experience that I gained guiding someone to plan and achieve his/her goals. The networking and friendship that we've built. On top of that, the inner satisfaction of helping someone was great.”
“I understand more about my strengths and weakness. What types of jobs could fit better my profile. I learn about the many types of certifications that can leverage my profile. Also, many aspects of the local culture, like taxes, loans, bank accounts, how to get housing and savings.”
Mentor, Aalto University Mentoring Programme
Mentoring conversations are fruitful for both mentor and mentee because they help both to structure their thoughts.
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Read about mentors' and mentees' experiences
‘The students I have met will do well in their careers, I’m not at all worried about that’ – Ville Karttunen is a mentor for students at Aalto University
A desire to help others made Ville Karttunen, Head of New Ventures at Caruna, become a mentor for students.