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Meet your Mentor

Last modified on 26-03-2024 13:25
Do you want to find a job with advice from a mentor who understands the value of your cultural background? Are you a 3rd-year Bachelor's or Master's student? Meet your Mentor is for you!
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What is your study programme?

During Meet your Mentor, you'll work on your post-study career for 3 months with the support of a mentor from your field. The UvA will find a mentor for you who suits your needs, based on your studies and what you'd like assistance with. Here's what those 3 months look like:

  1. A kick-off meeting where you'll meet your mentor, the other mentees, and the Meet your Mentor team
  2. Through the online mentoring platform, you'll attend a workshop where you'll receive tips on how to make the most of this mentorship project
  3. After the online workshop, you'll schedule at least 1 meeting per month with your mentor. You can arrange the location and duration of the meetings with your mentor.
  4. After 3 months, you'll attend the closing meeting to reflect together.

Why participate?

The outcome of participating in Meet your Mentor varies for everyone. It depends on what you want to learn from this programme. The Meet your Mentor team hopes that after the programme:

  • You'll be more confident about your chances of finding suitable work
  • You'll have a better idea of what you want to do after your studies
  • You'll be able to present yourself effectively to employers in a way that suits you


The registration period for Meet your Mentor is currently closed. Keep an eye on the UvA newsletter to see when registration opens again.

Who is it for?

You can participate in Meet your Mentor if you have a non-Western migration background and/or are the first in your family to attend university and are pursuing a Master's degree at the Amsterdam Law School, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, or the Faculty of Science. If you're a third-year Bachelor's student and want to seriously start planning your post-study life, you're also welcome.

More information

Read more at meetyourmentor.nlExternal link. If you have questions, send an email to project leader Meltem Halaceli: m.halaceli@uva.nlExternal link. You can also read about how Meet your Mentor helped other students (in Dutch only)External link

Meet Your Mentor is part of the Mentoring Pathway Programme of the Centrale Diversity Office (CDO), together with Get Ready!External link and Homework Hub. Through this programme, the CDO aims to ensure all students feel at home at the UvA.