Meet Your Mentor is a Dutch-language mentoring programme that enhances employment chances for students with a non-western ethnic minority background.
This year the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team has started to recruit students and professionals for a pilot of the new online mentoring programme ‘Meet Your Mentor’. Are you a third-year-Bachelor’s student or Master’s student at the UvA’s faculty of Economics and Business, Humanities or Social and Behavioural Sciences, do you have a non-western ethnic minority background and are you entering the Dutch job market? And are you serious about exploring what professional life might look like after finishing university? Then register quickly for the online mentoring programme Meet Your Mentor:
Are you a professional who is interested in sharing your knowledge and experience in the Dutch job market with a talented student? You are most welcome to apply as a mentor:
Meet Your Mentor supports Dutch-speaking (first-generation) students with a non-western ethnic minority background who are about to enter into the Dutch job market. The programme offers a mentor to students who want to explore the Dutch job market. With your mentor you will discuss your personal challenges and discover your strengths as a future young professional. Please note the language used on the platform is Dutch and the programme is not aimed at international students.
The outcomes of the programme can be different for everyone who participates, because everyone has their own learning goals. The mentors will learn more about different perspectives, get inspired by young minds, gain more information about diversity and inclusion in the labour market and reflect on their own work environment. It doesn’t take a tremendous amount of time: mentors are asked to put in 12.5 hours and students 15 hrs over a 6 month period. The more time you put into it the more successful the results are. What we are aiming to reach by the end of the programme are students that
The match between mentors and mentees will be based on the registration form and the available mentors. As soon as a match is possible, participants will receive a personal invitation e-mail with the time and location for the kick-off. We are doing our best to organise a physical meeting within RIVM-regulations on 26 November at the Aula (Oude Lutherse Kerk), but due to possible changes this could take the form of an online-meeting. You will be personally notified on time by email. This also applies to the information meeting for students on 6 November.
The Meet your Mentor trajectory consists of 4 phases over a six-month period:
Registration for the programme is obligatory for participants and can only be done through the registration forms on www.meetyourmentor.nl. The deadline is 17:00 on 16 October, 2020. The mentors and students will meet each other at the kick-off on 26 November, which will hopefully take place on location. Participants will receive a personal confirmation email with the location and time. During the whole programme the project manager Meltem Halaceli will be available for questions and assistance if needed.