Alumni UniTrento is offering its recent graduates and students the opportunity to join a mentoring programme.
Mentoring is basically a training process in which an experienced individual, the mentor, supervises and encourages the career and professional development of another person, the mentee, in a relationship of mutual trust and support.
The training methodology of mentoring combines the traditional training approach based on the transmission of theoretical knowledge with experiential training, to develop skills and behaviours to be implemented, through the sharing of information and reflections based on a relationship that stimulates an open, emotional and conscious communication between mentor and mentee.
The aim of the programme is to support, through mentoring, the personal and professional development of young students and recent graduates of the University of Trento.
Duration of the programme
The programme will start in May 2021 and end in December 2021.
The programme includes:
2 opening webinars for the mentees to outline the programme's objectives, learn the strategies for effective listening and relationship building, fully grasp the opportunity offered and share organizational aspects
At least 1 monthly meeting of a couple of hours between mentor and mentee starting from June until December (6 meetings). Each couple will agree on dates, times and modes (online or face-to-face)
Peer mentoring and networking meetings during the programme that will be communicated as the programme evolves
A closing event with mentors and mentees (to be defined).
Each mentee will sign a training agreement with their mentor, defining the areas and objectives to work on in the meetings that will follow.
The mentees will write a journal of their meetings and take monitoring questionnaires during and at the end of the project. In December they will also be involved in group meetings to analyze their experience in order to take stock of progress made. A Telegram group will be created for mentees.
Recipients and requirements
The purpose of this procedure is to select 50 mentees.
Mentees must satisfy the following requirements:
Alumni: hold a degree from UniTrento (Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Single Cycle Master's Degree, PhD, First and Second Level Masters Degrees) for no longer than 3 years and not being enrolled in any other course of study at UniTrento or at another University;
Students: be enrolled in the last year of a Master's or Single-Cycle Master's Degree at UniTrento and have obtained at least 80 credits or at least 280 credits, respectively.
Successful candidates undertake to follow the programme in its entirety and ensure compliance with deadlines and assigned tasks.
How to apply
To participate in the selection procedure, complete the online form by 12.00 on 26 April 2021, attaching an application letter of up to 1000 characters (including spaces) that explains why you are interested in joining the Mentoring Programme.
alumni [at] unitn.it