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Applying for the 2020–2021 Group Mentoring Programme

The group mentoring programme of 2020–2021 will be kicked off at an initial meeting on November 25th 2020. Before this a meet&greet -type question hour for mentors and actors will be organised on Zoom on 18.11.2020. A final meeting will be organized in May 2021. This year we celebrate the 10th season of the programme!

The meetings for this season of the mentoring programme are organised remotely. You can participate in the joint remote events through Zoom (you need a computer, smartphone or tablet). Between the initial and final meeting the mentoring groups will meet approximately once a month. Sign up for the programme on this page!

PLEASE NOTE! The mentor and actor application periods for the season 2020 – 2021 have closed. You are welcome to apply again in autumn 2020.

Student, sign up as an actor – application period 28.9.– 11.10.2020!

The student application period 2020-2021 has closed.

The application period for students is now open. There are eight English speaking mentoring groups, and each group has a maximum of four students. The groups will be filled in order of registration, so act fast! The programme is aimed at the students of the University of Helsinki.

The following criteria must be met, if you wish to apply for the programme:

  • You are willing to ponder questions related to your future plans and professional identity.
  • You are able to attend group mentoring meetings during programme approximately once a month (November to May).

The programme offers a choice of 40 mentors in total (8 English speaking and 2 Swedish speaking mentors), who are alumni representing different fields in society. The English speaking groups are marked “mentoring in English”. The group forming criteria are:

  1. Preferred mentor(s)
  2. Order of registration
  3. Commitment to the group mentoring programme

Get to know the descriptions of the 2020–2021 mentors and let us know your top 3 choices of mentors while sending the application. Please note that some of the groups are already marked “group is full” – please apply for the other groups!

The application includes a pre-assignment, which you can find on the application form. Complete the assignment first, save the document (firstname_lastname.pdf) and leave it as an attachment on the form. Your answers on the online form and the application assignment are very important, as they are the basis of the group forming and they will be send to your mentor.

Make use of this opportunity and sign up! We will let you know about the results of the application process on 2.11.2020 at latest.

More information about the application process: careerservices(at)

Sign up as a Mentor!

Students of the University of Helsinki need support from alumni of their own fields. You have the opportunity to provide this support in the students’ path towards graduation and working life. The sign up period for the season 2020–2021 has already been closed, but you will be able to sign up again in autumn 2021 for the 2021–2022 programme. Stay tuned!

More information for the mentors: marja.peltomaki(at)

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