Become a mentor

Would you like to make good use of your work experience and help a student discover their future career? Are you interested in developing your sparring skills? Do you want to find out what is going at the university these days, and network? Would you like to update your knowledge? Mentoring is guidance, encouragement, support and giving tips to the mentee, Master's student of the University of Oulu.

Realisation of mentoring

I had a chance to share my knowledge as a professional regarding the
employment in my field."
- Mentor's feedback

Mentoring means providing support, guidance, encouragement, and tips to mentees, who are Master’s students (or doctoral students). The aim of mentoring is to help students discover their potential as employers and strive for their future career. Mentoring is based on mutual trust, openness and commitment.

Mentoring meetings can be arranged either face-to-face (preferred) or online. 

We try to find the best possible mentoring pairs. Often the pairs share educational background but sometimes other factors such as entrepreneurial experience may be more important. Unfortunately, we might not find a mentee for everyone since the study fields and wishes of the students vary.

We let our alumni know about upcoming Mentoring Programmes in the alumni newsletter which you receive by joining the UniOulu Alumni Community>. If you are interested to become a mentor for a doctoral student, please contact directly the University of Oulu Graduate School: uniogs(at)

Would you like to have a presentation about mentoring in your organisation? Please contact: alumni(at)