Freie Universität is the first higher education institution in Berlin to supplement the financial support provided by the Deutschlandstipendium with intellectual support as well. The university has offered a mentoring program for scholarship recipients since the start of the funding program. Working within a one-year tandem arrangement, students receive support for the transition from studying to working life and help with their academic and career planning.
Opportunities for mentees
Through dialogue with a person who has professional experience, students receive the following:
Benefits for mentors
The program offers various opportunities for mentors:
Mentoring tandems are required to meet in person at least four times during the period from April 2015 through April 2016. In addition, further contact can take place by e-mail, Skype, or phone. Additional meetings are also possible, of course. Meetings are arranged individually between the tandem partners.
The mentoring program is accompanied by workshops that prepare both mentors and mentees for their roles within the mentoring relationship and give them an opportunity to reflect on the mentoring process through dialogue with other mentoring tandems.
Schedule of events
An introductory workshop for all mentors is tentatively scheduled for early May.
Please contact the following if you have any questions about the mentoring program:
Ms. Anne Mbakwe: firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 (0)30 838 73 660