Mentoring Programme

Learn more about yourself, your skills and your career!

The Student in Business Mentoring Programme is an offer aimed at final-year students and new entrants to the labour market

- would you like to be a part of it?

From student life to future career

In Education Esbjerg, as part of the Student in Business initiative, we run a student in business mentoring programme in which we match students, who have 6-24 months left of their study programme with mentors from the business community, who have two to eight years of work experience.

Through networking meetings, interviews, sparring and exchanges of experience, the mentoring programme aims to ensure a smoother transition for the student from studies to working life.

The mentoring programme gives mentors a chance to try their hand at one-to-one mentoring, expand their networks among other mentors and help students to get off to a good start in their future careers.

This contributes towards making Esbjerg a more attractive city of education, and helps to secure qualified labour for the employment market in South West Jutland.

Become a mentee

Becoming a mentee means that as a student in a professional bachelor, bachelor or master’s programme, you can be provided with a mentor from a company who has two to eight years of work experience and the same or a similar educational background to yours. With your mentor you will have an opportunity to talk about the conclusion of your studies and your future career.

Your mentor will act as a sparring partner for you – someone with whom you can talk about your educational and career choices. Topics might for example include:

  • Insight into a business area
  • The transition from your studies to your first job
  • The job application process
  • Inspiration on how to apply theory in practice and to larger projects, as well as tips that can help you on your way in your future professional career.

Next mentoring programme will start in the beginning of november 2022. You can sign up below if you want to receive information for upcomming programs.

the chance to ease the transition from your studies to your first job. The mentoring relationship can also give you some early contact with the world of work, thereby providing you with better insight into how your education can be applied after graduation, and the expectations of the employment market. It can also help to give you a new view of your education, and what it can be used for. Last but not least, the mentoring relationship is an opportunity to obtain guidance and advice on how to stay focused and make important decisions concerning your future.

To participate in the mentoring programme, you must be highly motivated to develop in the mentoring relationship. It is your task to take responsibility for the relationship, prepare for interviews, schedule meetings, set the agenda and write down focus points that you will work on before the next meeting. You must also be prepared to be flexible in terms of the time and place of meetings.

The SIBU Mentoring Programme has a duration of eight months and kicks offeach year in November.. At the kick- offmeeting, both the mentee and the mentor will be provided with guidance on their roles.
A total of six meetings are held during the process, with the agendas set by the mentee. Halfway through the process, there will be a midway-meeting at which an exciting workshop on coaching will happen. The event will also have great opportunities for networking with other mentors and mentees. The mentoring programme  concludes in May with a joint event for all mentors and mentees, focusing on professionalism and networking.

As a mentee you must apply to be part of the mentoring programme. You do this by registering yourself in our recruitment system, in which, amongst other things, you explain your motivation for wishing to participate. placesare limitedand we will match you with a mentor. please bear in mind that although we would like to find a mentor for everyone, there is a risk that there may not be a mentor who matches your particular profile. As a mentor, you can apply for a place in the mentoring programme on an ongoing basis by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

the chance to ease the transition from your studies to your first job. The mentoring relationship can also give you some early contact with the area of business, thereby providing you with better insight into how your education can be applied after graduation, and the expectations of the employment market. It can also help to give you a new view on your education, and what it can be used for. Last but not least, the mentoring relationship is an opportunity to obtain guidance and advice on how to stay focused and make important decisions concerning your future.

To participate in the mentoring programme, you must be highly motivated to develop in the mentoring relationship. It is your task to take responsibility for the relationship, prepare for interviews, schedule meetings, set the agenda and write down focus points that you will work on before the next meeting. You must also be prepared to be flexible in terms of the time and place of meetings.

The SIBU Mentoring Programme has a duration of seven months and kicks offeach year in November. At the kick- offmeeting, both the mentee and the mentor will be provided with guidance on their roles.
A total of six meetings are held during the process, with the agendas set by the mentee. Halfway through the process, there will be a midway-meeting at which an exciting workshop on coaching will happen. The event will also have great opportunities for networking with other mentors and mentees. The mentoring programme concludes in May with a joint event for all mentors and mentees, focusing on professionalism and networking.

As a mentee you must apply to be part of the mentoring programme. You do this by registering yourself in our recruitment system, in which, amongst other things, you explain your motivation for wishing to participate. placesare limitedand we will match you with a mentor. please bear in mind that although we would like to find a mentor for everyone, there is a risk that there may not be a mentor who matches your particular profile. As a mentor, you can apply for a place in the mentoring programme on an ongoing basis by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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    Become a mentor

    In the mentoring role, you will act as sparring partner for a mentee, guiding them in their educational and career choices. As a mentor, you can:

    • Create greater visibility for your company
    • Develop your personal competencies
    • Exercise responsibility and provide guidance
    • Join a strong professional network with other mentors and mentees

    make the transition from studies to career a positive experience for a student. Esbjerg and the surrounding area needs a dynamic group of people in the business community who can help to retain coming graduates in the area. The mentoring role can also provide you with personal skills enhancement that you can apply in your own future career.

    The SIBU Mentoring Programme has a duration of seven months and kicks offeach year in November.. At the kick- offmeeting, both the mentee and the mentor will be provided with guidance on their roles.
    A total of six meetings are held during the process, with the agendas set by the mentee. Halfway through the process, there will be a midway-meeting at which an exciting workshop on coaching will happen. The event will also have great opportunities for networking with other mentors and mentees. The mentoring programme  concludes in May with a joint event for all mentors and mentees, focusing on professionalism and networking.

    As a mentee you must apply to be part of the mentoring programme. You do this by registering yourself in our recruitment system, in which, amongst other things, you explain your motivation for wishing to participate. placesare limitedand we will match you and your mentor. please bear in mind that although we would like to find a mentor for everyone, there is a risk that there may not be a mentor who matches your particular profile. As a mentor, you can apply for a place in the mentoring programme on an ongoing basis by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

    make the transition from studies to career a positive experience for a student. Esbjerg and the surrounding area needs a dynamic group of people in the business community who can help to retain coming graduates in the area. The mentoring role can also provide you with personal skills enhancement that you can apply in your own future career.

    The SIBU Mentoring Programme has a duration of seven months and kicks offeach year in November. At the kick- offmeeting, both the mentee and the mentor will be provided with guidance on their roles.
    A total of six meetings are held during the process, with the agendas set by the mentee. Halfway through the process, there will be a midway-meeting at which an exciting workshop on coaching will happen. The event will also have great opportunities for networking with other mentors and mentees. The mentoring programme concludes in May with a joint event for all mentors and mentees, focusing on professionalism and networking.

    As a mentee you must apply to be part of the mentoring programme. You do this by registering yourself in our recruitment system, in which, amongst other things, you explain your motivation for wishing to participate. placesare limitedand we will match you with a mentor. please bear in mind that although we would like to find a mentor for everyone, there is a risk that there may not be a mentor who matches your particular profile. As a mentor, you can apply for a place in the mentoring programme on an ongoing basis by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

    the following companies are a part of the mentoring program

    you can be matched with a mentor from one of these companies.
    Rambøll
    Jansson & Alarm
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    "My mentor has helped me with the application process for student work. As a result, I now have a student job."
    Chen Jingchang, BA in International Sales & Marketing - Erhvervsakademi SydVest
    “My mentor has given me an insight into what it’s like to work as a chemical engineer – such as how much time she spends in the lab, and the other things she does during her working day.”
    Ditte Foged Jensen, Kemiingeniør studerende på Aalborg Universitet
    “Personally, I think everyone has something that they can teach you and that you can teach them, and it’s always good to have new perspectives and inputs. Being a mentor gives me new tools that I can use both in my interviews with my mentee and in my daily work.”
    Palle Lau Nordtorp, Project Engineer – Mechanical - Qubiqa
    “My mentor has given me suggestions on how to use my experience, build on it, stand out from the crowd and make a good impression in the job application process.”
    Freja Flodgaard Madsen, Kandidat i Cultural Sociology, SDU Esbjerg
    “My interviews with Ditte have helped me to develop and improve my mentoring skills. If, for example, I need to help my colleagues with something, the mentoring experience just makes it that bit more natural for me to know how to help, or what to ask.”
    Natalia Chrapkova. Process Engineer DSM
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