To contribute to a young person's personal development, or to give young people the opportunity to receive support from a person with longer experience in the chosen profession, is invaluable! At Linnaeus University, we offer mentorship programs for students. Currently we are looking for mentors who want to assist and support students on our computer science/IT programmes 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 takes a different view of the industry.
- It is rewarding to reflect on your work and inspire others who are interested in the same field.
- 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 a mentorship mean?
Mentorship is about building a relationship between a mentor and an adept. A mentor is someone with experience and knowledge of a particular field and who, through their interest in other people, can act as a role model and conversational partner. We are especially looking for you who work with computer science/IT in everyday life.
An adept is a person who wants to improve their performance and progress in personal development as well as in a professional context. In this case, one of our students, Swedish or international, who has studied at least one year at the university.
As a mentor, you will get a startup with information about mentorship and what distinguishes mentorship and coaching. Mentorship is a lot about asking questions, listening, opening 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 adept approximately six times during the mentoring year and to participate in two joint activities for all involved in the mentorship program.
NOTE! Your adept should not do study-related work or work at your workplace during the course of mentoring. You are also not expected to offer your adept a job or the like.
What is the setup?
- Start-up session in October
The mentor program starts with a joint start-up meeting for all students and mentors. You are also given the opportunity to make a plan 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?
Report your interest of being a mentor here. After your initial application, you will receive more questions so that we can match you with an adept.