Mentoring programme 2021
The University of Tartu Mentoring Programme is created for:
motivated students who want to gain experience and inspiration from the tops of their field in Estonia and abroad.
successful specialists and leaders who are ready to help students with their advice and experience.
The programme* aims to bring together alumni and students of the University of Tartu, and to create a mutually beneficial form of cooperation. Its goal is to inspire students to follow the lead of top-level specialists and managers, strengthen the community of the University of Tartu, and create a sense of unity.
Examples of cooperation: professional advice, supervision of a dissertation, going to a job or internship, developing a career plan.
Examples of cooperation: professional advice, supervision of a dissertation, invitations to work, an internship offer or job opportunity, development of a career plan.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAMME WORK? The intensity of the programme depends on the agreement between the student and the mentor. In order for the cooperation to work and achieve the goals, we encourage regular meetings between the mentor and the student at least twice a month
29 January – application period ends
15 February – mentor-mentee pairs announced
All seminars and meetings (except for the last seminar if possible) take place online. The schedule may change.
Before starting a mentoring relationship, please think about the following:
Communication. How do you plan to communicate with each other?
For example by phone, Skype, or email
The focus of mentoring. What are your expectations?
Professional advice / thesis supervision / job shadowing / internship offer or job opportunity / career plan development
We recommend that you map your expectations and goals and share them before agreeing on a form of cooperation. Where possible, an action plan should be put in place to facilitate the achievement of the desired objectives.
Frequency. How often do you want to meet, communicate?
Once a week / once a month / to be clarified during the cooperation
The mentor and the student do not have to live in the same city or even in the same country. Today's means of communication make it possible to maintain a mentoring relationship from different parts of the world. Agree on a method, day, and time for both parties to communicate and share ideas.
Commitment. How long could the cooperation last?
We recommend keeping the mentoring relationship from February to May. We remind you that both the mentor and the student have consciously signed up for the mentoring programme, which means that both parties will work together with commitment and goals.
However, a more active role may be left to the student, as the mentor's schedule can be very busy. The student should be able to follow the action plan and be a good partner for the mentor in reminding and implementing the following activities.
* Programme participants are identified based on the compatibility between the mentor and student. Not all applicants may be matched up.
Further information: Kadri-Ann Mägi, Alumni Relations Coordinator at the University of Tartu, kadri-ann.magi [ät] ut.ee, 5310 1610, or mentorlus [ät] ut.ee.