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Mentorship program CareerContact

Studerande som studerar i Tritonia

Mentorship program CareerContact

Are you interested in helping an international student to get to know the Finnish labor market and gain insights into the job culture?
Are you interested in sharing your expertise from your field and getting to know a new person?

Åbo Akademi University launched the mentorship program CareerContact for international master’s students starting in May 2022. The aim of the program is to help students to learn more about Finnish working life and to find work-life contacts through a mentor. The next mentorship period will start during the spring 2023. If you are interested in being a mentor, please do fill in the application form. 

About the program: 

  • One-to-one work life mentoring for eight months, from May to December 
  • The aim of the program is to help international students learn more about Finnish working life and to build connections between international and national experts
  • Meetings approx. once a month; the mentee (student) is responsible for booking and planning the meetings
  • Five joint meetings arranged by Åbo Akademi University to support and network with the mentor pairs 
  • ÅAU coordinates the program and supports the mentor pair throughout the mentor process 
  • The program is in English 

Who can be a mentor? 

  • A person who is established in the Finnish working life  
  • A retiree who has experience from the Finnish working life and is up to date concerning the Finnish labor market 
  • Please, note that we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies to the program gets a mentee, but we will keep everyone informed about the process. 

Why should I become a mentor? 

  • To get to know a new person and broaden your network 
  • To develop your own leadership skills, learn new things and find new perspectives 
  • To help build a more inclusive society
  • To be able to share your experience and insights within your field in order to support an international student’s possibility to stay and find employment in Finland  

How do I apply to become a mentor? 

  • You can express your interest in becoming a mentor by filling out this application form 
  • We will contact you for further information and instructions as soon as possible.

For mentees (students)
The application period for students is now closed. Next application period will be open during the spring 2023. Stay updated by following this page.

Updated 27.6.2022