Mentoring in Laurea
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is communication between an actor (=a student) and a mentor (=an alumnus/alumna). Mentoring is based on the idea that alumni, who have already gathered a few years of working experience, support students on their track to become professionals in their fields of study. Mentoring is one of the oldest and most practical means for alumni to participate in a higher education institution’s operation after graduation. The functionality is based on communication that works both ways, on common factors and on confidentiality.
Typical mentoring themes
Developing professional skills
Connecting work and studies
Studying as a parent
What is expected of a mentor and the actor?
- Mentor: Enthusiasm to share information and to support the actor’s occupational development.
- Knowing one’s own areas of expertise.
- Commitment to devote time to face-to-face or online meetings at least once a month.
- Signing a mentoring contract, agreeing on practical matters with both the actor and the Alumni Relations Coordinator.
How to participate?