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Mentors in the “Check In” Mentoring Program

All students hope to successfully complete their studies. But how can this be done?

The university has assisted in the changeover to the new “student life” for some years now with subject-related and structural support, but also on an informal level, it hopes to support young women in pursuing their chosen course of study.

The exchange and networking among female first-year students and students in later years are crucial factors in providing helpful ideas for their day-to-day studies. As a mentor, you will share your ideas, and also be trained in skills you will need in your future career.

Information on the program

A mentor’s job is to give insights into your own study planning and to explain the faculty structures. Furthermore, it is important to find a “healthy” balance of providing information and listening to your mentee. Together, you will plan meetings to supplement the group events. These should take place around twice a month.

There will be a training session held on the organizational aspects of the program and your specific tasks as a mentor (approx. 2-3 hours).      

The program runs from November to March in the winter semester, and from April to July in the summer semester. Each mentor decides at the start of every semester whether she wishes to continue mentoring or not.        

That depends on the demand and your own time commitments. In most cases, the mentoring takes place one-on-one, but group mentoring (max. 3) is also a possibility.

That depends on the demand and your own time commitments. In most cases, the mentoring takes place one-on-one, but group mentoring (max. 3) is also a possibility.

Events will be held at the campuses depending on the tandems. If there are tandem sessions at all three campuses, the events will alternate between the three campuses.

Often, mentors do their job on a voluntary basis or as a side job. However, this is not the case for the “Check In” program. The students will be paid the university’s typical hourly wage.

At first glance, it seems like quite an easy job to tell somebody about life as a student. However, mentoring doesn’t mean just having a coffee and a chat, but instead involves imparting “informal knowledge” in a structured way, practicing giving advice and reflecting on your own journey, as well as providing guidance. There will be training sessions held and the time commitment should not be underestimated.

Contact

Application

Registration form for student, who has finished the 2nd semester.