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) includes 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 student, 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 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 program, 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 program 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 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, 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, 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. So, students get 1-2 credits from this. The student has to keep a learning diary about the mentoring process.
Apply to SeAMK Mentoring program!
Students will get their own mentor who has had at least 3 years of work experience. The mentoring program 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.
Briefly: students benefits / 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.
Student, apply HERE.