UniOGS mentoring programme 2017-2018

Want to develop your professional skills, discuss about career-related issues, clarify your future career opportunities, get help to direct your acts towards your goals?

If yes, then the UniOGS Mentoring Programme could be what you are looking for.

The UniOGS mentoring programme will start again in the autumn semester 2017. The call for applications is now open and will end 21.9.2017 at 12.00 (noon).

Doctoral students who expect to complete their doctoral degree within the next two years and who are interested in planning and managing their future can apply.

Link to application form: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/1ECDED1A7E096564.par.

Mentoring is a mutual learning partnership between the mentor and the mentee. It aims to support the student in decision-making, and career planning and management. An expert from work-life (mentor) and a doctoral student (mentee/actor) have one-on-one meetings during which they discuss topics related to the doctoral thesis work and, especially, its relevance to their future career. In addition to these one-on-one meetings, which comprise the core of the programme, we arrange three general meetings at which all mentor-mentee pairs get together to exchange experiences and ideas: a kick off meeting, a mid-point meeting and a final meeting.

Applicants must be willing to commit to the programme, i.e. to actively build and maintain the mentor-mentee relationship.


Preliminary schedule:

6.-21.9.2017: Call for applications open (deadline 21.9. at 12.00 noon)

TUE 19.9.2017: Info sessions for students (together with Master’s students); join one at 9.00 (in Finnish) / 9.30 (in English) / 14.00 (in Finnish) / 14.30 (in English). Place: Tellus Innovation Arena / Stage

WED 27.9.2017: Interviews for applicants (applicants will receive the interview time and place after application deadline)

Late October / early November: Selection will be announced to mentors and mentees

TUE 28.11.2017 at 17.15: Kick-off meeting for all mentors and mentees. Place: to be informed later

TUE 27.2.2018 at 16.30:  Mid-way meeting for all mentors and mentees. Place: Tellus Innovation Arena / Stage

TUE 29.5.2018 at 16.30: Final meeting for all mentors and mentees. Place: Tellus Innovation Arena / Stage


More information about Mentoring Programme and mentoring in general can be found from the University of Oulu Mentoring webpages http://www.oulu.fi/university/mentoring, from the UniOGS webpages http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/mentoringprogramme, or by contacting your UniOGS coordinator (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/node/5729).

Last updated: 19.9.2017