Every student who is applying for Alumni scholarship receives an Aluminum mentor for all three years of studies, thanks to the help of the Alumni Association. The mentors’ feedback gives a 10% impact on the decision whether the mentee gets the scholarship for the next study year or not. The mentors and mentees are matched by their working field and interests to establish a lasting connection.
At the end of the school year, the mentors invite their mentees to an interview after which they decide who should receive the scholarship. However, the decision is also based on the students’ grades and their social involvement points.
Here is what the students could take in mind during the conversation:
The student might have questions or some issues regarding his/her academic performance. A mentor can advise specific core and elective courses which might be more relevant for the chosen career path, and also additional skills they might want to achieve. Mentees might also ask for some time management tips and tricks, and whether to go on exchange or take specialization.
Job & recruitment process:
Mentees might not have that much experience in how to apply for a job, prepare CV, motivation letters and get ready for the interviews. The mentor could also share some valuable information about the current happenings in the labour market. This is a topic worth talking about because the student will have to find both an internship and a job. The mentors’ experience, insights, and advice could be very helpful for the mentee.
After getting a job, the mentee has to adapt to his/her new workspace, how to better communicate and talk with colleagues in a certain field. Which is why the mentors’ experience is so valuable - the mentor could help avoid any major mistakes by telling what to do & what not to do. These insights of a certain working field are priceless.
If you have any further questions about the Mentorship, please feel free to contact the Education Committee Chairperson and Alumni Coordinator.