To contribute to a young person's personal development or to gain young people the opportunity to receive support from a person with longer experience in the chosen profession is invaluable! We offers mentorship programs for students. Currently we are looking for mentors who wants to assist and support our students in their personal development.
What are the benefits of being a mentor?
- You get new perspectives and can discuss thoughts and ideas with someone who looks at the industry with other eyes.
- It is rewarding to reflect on their work and inspire others who are interested in the same area.
- You can contribute to a young person's personal development.
- You expand your network of contacts and exchange experiences with students and other mentors in the industry.
What does mentorship mean?
Mentorship is about building a relationship between a mentor and an adept. A mentor is someone with experience and knowledge in a particular area and who, through his interest in other people, can act as a role model and conversational partner. We especially look for you who work with computer science/IT in everyday life.
An adept is a person who wants to improve his / her performance and progress in personal development as well as professional context. In this case one of our students who have studied at least one year at the university (both Swedish and international students).
As a mentor, you will get a startup with mentorship information, what distinguishes mentorship and coaching. Mentorship is a lot about asking questions, listening, opening up doors by getting the adept to reflect and take in new perspectives etc.
You will receive support and guidance with appropriate questions that may facilitate your mentorship. You are expected to meet your mentor during mentoring approximately six times and participate in three joint activities for all involved in the mentorship program.
NOTE! Your adept should not do study-related work or work in your workplace during the course of mentoring.
You are also not expected to offer your adept a job.
How does the set-up look like for the mentorship program?
- Start-up session in October - The mentor program begins with a joint start-up meeting for all students and mentors. Here you are also given the opportunity to put together your planning together.
- Meetings with your adept.
- Follow-up session in January - During the last week of January, all participants meet together.
- Meetings with your adept.
- Final session in April - The ending session of the mentor program in April will summarize, evaluate and allow for follow-up.
How do I register?
Click here to report your interest of being a mentor. After the initial report of interest, you will receive questions so that we can match you with an adept.
Do you need more information?
On this page you can read more about the mentorship program. You can also contact Diana Unander to get more information.
We are looking forward to an exciting time together!
The initiative is supported with funding from Linnaeus University, Region Kronoberg and the Regional Association of Kalmar County and is in managed in cooperation with Kodkollektivet.