DREAM is a mentoring program for female doctoral candidates of all disciplines. The program aims to support women in their academic career, but also show alternatives at an early stage.
Mentoring is a relationship in which a mentor and a mentee jointly explore and build the mentee's abilities and skills and discuss career-related issues. This one-to-one mentoring partnership is supplemented by workshops, seminars and networking events specifically designed for the participants by DRS. Each round of the mentoring program lasts one year and is open to 15-20 mentees. The mentees are selected through a two-stage application process. The mentors – many of which are alumni of Freie Universität – work voluntarily and have very diverse professional backgrounds.