Alumni Activities and Mentoring
Do you want to hear how things are going in your former study place? Do you want to stay in touch with fellow students? Or are you interested in hearing how you can develop your expertise? Join the Alumni of SeAMK!
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!
The alumni of SeAMK (Seinäjoki UAS) include all graduates of the degree and double degree programs of SeAMK, as well as the former mobility students. Currently we are improving Alumni activities so new members are always welcome to join with new refreshing ideas on activities.
By filling the form, you will give us the permission to save your contact information in the Alumni register and use it for informing and marketing purposes. We will send a newsletter 2–4 times a year to all the alumni in the register.
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 and student and encouraging and sharing experiences.
The aim of the mentoring program 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 knowledge on daily working life and daily job tasks.
A suitable mentor is typically paired with a student and 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 is generally in September, and even though you can apply to the SeAMK mentoring program throughout the year. We highly recommend that you apply immediately at the beginning of the academic year!
Prerequisites for mentoring
The mentoring program gives excellent opportunity for students to directly converse 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 program based on their application and interview. As a condition to the participation, the student has to have 120 credits or more completed. The program lasts one academic year. Students get 1-2 credits from the mentoring program. 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, wishes to pass on some of what they`ve learned to someone else who will benefit from their 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, counseling, expertise, encouragement and support to the student to achieve his or her goals.
Applying to the mentoring program
The aim of the SeAMK mentoring program is to support graduating students in their transition from school to working life. The mentoring program 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 program 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.
Student, apply HERE.
SeAMK student, do you want a mentor?
Through the mentoring program 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 program lasts for one academic year and meetings with the mentor are held approximately once a month. The mentoring program is part of elective studies. Student will get 1-2 credits from the mentoring program. Student has to keep a learning diary about mentoring.
Apply to SeAMK Mentoring program!
Student will get their own mentor who has at least 3 years of work experience. The mentoring program will give 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.
Briefly students benefits / responsibilities
- There are three common meetings: starting meeting in October, 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 the mentor is searched to fit the student’s needs and desires, e.g. if a student is interested in leadership, a mentor is searched form supervisory positions. If a student is interested in design, a mentor is searched among designers. A student who is interested in banking sector, a mentor searched among banking professionals etc. If student’s interests and needs aren’t clear, they will have an experienced mentor, so the student will get a clearer picture of his/her own field.
- Student can ask their mentor about working life, job searching, writing a CV, career, education opportunities etc.
- Strengths your working life networks
- Develops your interaction skills
- Student has to keep a learning diary
Student, apply HERE.