Alumni Activities and Mentoring

Do you want to hear how is it 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 the transition into working life after education? Would you like to discuss about working life with a professional at your own field? Join Mentoring!

Alumni Activities

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 and new members with new ideas are welcome to join the activity.

By filling the form, you will give us the permission to save your contact information to the Alumni register and use them to informing and marketing purposes. We will send a newsletter 2–4 times a year to all of the alumni in the register.

Contact Information

Outi Kemppainen

Viestintä- ja markkinointipäällikkö

Outi.Kemppainen(a)seamk.fi

+358 40 830 2270

Leena Vainionpää

Suunnittelija, viestintä ja markkinointi

Leena.Vainionpaa(a)seamk.fi

+358 40 830 4223

Mentoring at SeAMK

Here in SeAMK mentoring is away to share experienced: a more experienced person shares expertise and knowledge to a less experienced person. Mentoring is talking between the mentor and the student: encouraging and sharing experiences.

The aim of the mentoring program is to support graduating students in their transition from school to working life. The mentor will give advices and guidance for career, networking, and for career development. Especially the mentor can give practical knowledge about daily working life and daily job tasks.

A mentor is searched to fit the student’s needs and desires. Students will get their own mentor who has at least 3 years of work experience. 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. Pair work is supported by three common meetings and smaller meetings.

You can apply to the SeAMK mentoring program throughout the year, but pair selection is in September. So, we recommend that you apply immediately at the beginning of the academic year!

Prerequisites for mentoring

The mentoring program will give excellent opportunity to ask questions directly from their own field specialist. 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. Student will get 1-2 credits from the mentoring program. Student has to keep a learning diary about mentoring.

What is mentoring?

The idea of the mentoring is old and simple; a more experienced person shares expertise and knowledge to a less experienced person. Mentoring is talking between the mentor and the student: encouraging and sharing experiences. Mentoring is a goal-oriented relationship based on openness and trust.

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 provide 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. Student will get their own mentor who has at least 3 years of work experience and a mentor is searched to fit the student’s needs and desires.

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. 

Contact information

Jennika Hakola

Expert RDI

Jennika.Hakola(a)seamk.fi

+358 40 830 0445