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Mentoring

Are you one of the many who are wondering about the transition process into working life after education? Would you like to discuss working life options with a professional of your own field? Join Mentoring!

Mentoring at SeAMK

Here at SeAMK mentoring is a way of sharing experiences: An experienced person shares their expertise and knowledge with a less experienced person. Mentoring is sharing discussions between mentor and student, encouraging and sharing experiences.

The aim of the mentoring programme is to support graduating students go through smoothly with their transition from school to working life. The mentor will give advice and guidance on career, networking, and career development. Specifically the mentor can offer practical advise on daily working life and daily job tasks.

A suitable mentor is typically paired with a student and they coordinate together on building strategies for the students` future employment aspirations. Students will get their own mentor who has had at least 3 years of work experience. Appointment schedules and a contact method will be agreed upon, between the mentor and the student. Meetings with the mentor are held approximately once a month. Pair work is supported by three common meetings and smaller meetings.

Pair selection usually happens in September, however you can always apply to the SeAMK mentoring programme, at any time around the year. We highly recommend that you apply immediately at the beginning of the academic year!

Prerequisites for mentoring

The mentoring programme gives excellent opportunity for students to directly communicate and ask questions from a field specialist. A student can ask their mentor about working life, job searching, writing a CV, career, education opportunities etc.

Students will be admitted to the programme based on their application and interview. As a condition to the participation, the student has to have 120 credits or more completed. The programme lasts one academic year. Students get 1-2 credits from the mentoring programme. Students must keep a learning diary about their mentoring experience.

What is mentoring?

The principle idea of the mentoring-partnership/relationship is old and simple; the more successful, experienced, senior partner, the mentor, can pass on some of what they’ve learned to someone else, who will benefit from that experience on an interpersonal and professional level. A mentoring partnership here in SeAMK, is all about communication between the mentor and student based on openness and trust. The mentor offers guidance, counselling, expertise, encouragement and support to the student to achieve his or her goals.

Applying to the mentoring programme

The aim of the SeAMK mentoring programme is to support graduating students in their transition from school to working life. The mentoring programme promotes networking in working life and provides students with practical information about their field. Mentoring is pair work and it’s supported by three common meetings and smaller meetings.

Students will be admitted to the programme based on their application and interview. As a condition to the participation, the student has to have 120 credits or more completed. A Student will get their own mentor who has had at least 3 years of work experience and a suitable mentor is paired to fit the student’s objectives.

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SeAMK student, do you want a mentor?

Through the mentoring programme students will get their own mentor with whom they can discuss about working life and about it’s requirements and think about their own skills. The mentoring programme lasts for one academic year and meetings with the mentor are held approximately once a month. The mentoring programme is part of elective studies. So, students get 1-2 credits from this. The student has to keep a learning diary about the mentoring process.

Apply to the SeAMK Mentoring programme!

Students will get their own mentor who has had at least 3 years of work experience. The mentoring programme gives an excellent opportunity to ask questions directly from their own field specialist. The student can ask their mentor about working life, job searching, writing a CV, career, education opportunities etc.

Students benefits and responsibilities:

  • There are three common meetings: A starting meeting in October, a mid-term meeting in January and the closing event in April.
  • Appointment schedules and a contact method will be agreed between the mentor and the student. Meetings with the mentor are held approximately once a month.
  • Every student will be interviewed personally and then a suitable mentor is selected and matched to fit the student’s objectives. For example, if a student is interested in leadership, a mentor is selected from a supervisor/managerial position. If a student is interested in design, a mentor is selected among designers. A student who is interested in the banking sector, will have a mentor who is selected among banking professionals, and so on and so forth. If the student’s objectives aren’t clear, an experienced mentor, will help the student get a clearer picture of his/her own field.
  • The student can ask their mentor about working life, job searching, writing a CV, career, education opportunities etc.
  • Mentoring can reinforce and show a student how to build strong career networks.
  • Mentoring will enable a student to develop his or her professional, interaction skills.
  • The student has to keep a learning diary on their mentoring development.

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