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The mentor programme

We want to prepare our students for working life. Therefore, Linnaeus University will launch a mentor programme for full-time students in 2017. During the autumn, students and mentors will get the opportunity to meet.

The mentor programme – a chance for development

The purpose of the mentor programme is to strengthen the students' qualifications for their future careers and working lives – and to give the mentors the opportunity to contribute in this process by meeting the coworkers of the future.

Participation in the mentor programme means investing some of your time, in return you get to take part of others' experiences and networks, which can be valuable in your future studies, career and working life.

We recommend that applying students at least have carried out two semesters of university studies.

Organisation of the mentor programme

A number of common get-togethers will be arranged on the mentor programme. All mentors and students will be invited to the get-togethers to mingle, build networks and take part of experience exchange and inspiration.

Start-up in September 28 (Växjö) and October 5 (Kalmar

The mentor programme will be initiated with a common start-up get-together for all students and mentors in September 2017. At this start-up you will also be given the opportunity to plan your activities together.

  • Kick-off for the mentors will be between 3 pm and 5 pm
  • Mingle/match-making for mentors and students/adepts between 5 pm and 5.45 pm (the mentors are free to leave after the mingle/match-making)
  • Kick-off for students/adepts between 5.45 pm and 7.30 pm (estimated ending).

The start-up in Växjö take place in the Södra lecture hall, M building. The venue for the start-up in Kalmar is yet to be booked and will be presented shortly.

Follow-up in January

In January, the participants on the mentor programme will meet to reflect in group on the time that has passed and exchange experiences.

Closing event in April

The mentor programme is concluded with a closing event where we summarise, evaluate and follow-up.

Applying for the mentor programme

You can apply for the mentor programme throughout the year – however, we want you the apply before September 17 in order to participate in the mentor programme 2017/2018. Before the start-up get-together in September, we will match the mentors with the students/adepts. We cannot guarantee a match for everyone, but you are very welcome to apply!

Within the mentor programme we now offer, in addition to general mentorship, a number of different specialisations:

Junior leadership: for students with an ambition to become future leaders
Internationalisation: international students and doctoral students as well as newly-arrived academics who are curious about working life in Sweden
IT and digitalisation: for students on our courses/programmes within IT and computer

If you are interested in any of these specialisations, feel free to contact us!