For mentors

Group mentoring is one way to help students make their transition from studies to working life. Mentors themselves also benefit from it.

The group mentoring season starts every November and continues until May. We will inform about the sign up for mentors in August/September, the sign up for students will open in October. You can find information about this on the Sign up -page.

More information from Marja Peltomäki, marja.peltomaki(at)

Why mentoring?

Based on the feedback of the previous group mentoring programmes the programme provides a rewarding learning experience for the mentor as well as for the students.

A mutual learning process; I become more aware of my competences; good, open discussion.”

Mentoring was a positive experience. We agreed on topics together, and the mentees had a central role in the group as they provided peer feedback for one another. I was able to provide very concrete job interview assistance to one of the mentees as I was familiar with the organisation she was applying to.”

For more information on the contents of the group mentoring programme, please see Group Mentoring.

Mentoring is beneficial

Mentors may receive new ideas and thoughts from actors during the
mentoring process. Mentors can often analyze their own careers better after
mentoring and consider their own plans for the future from a new perspective.
Working as a mentor is a valuable experience that can provide mentors with genuine pleasure from being able to help someone.ix Simultaneously, they receive a direct connection to students and current university studies.

Mentoring can also develop the interaction and leadership skills of a mentor and
teach him/her a new working method. The mentoring experience also provides
provisions for knowledge management, which may be useful in work life when, for
example, developing the competence of subordinates and organizing performance