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Mentoring Programme for International Students 2011
The Mentoring Programme for International Students 2011 is aimed at assisting international students in familiarising themselves with working in Finland. The programme is organised in cooperation between the Career Services, the Student Union and the University of Turku Alumni.
In the Mentoring Programme for International Students, alumni of the University of Turku guide students who are about to graduate from the University. The mentors support and assist students in finding and using their strengths in the labour market. Mentors share their work experience as well as expertise on Finnish work culture with international students. They introduce the student to their own personal networks and contacts which can be valuable for students when they look for work. Mentors can also coach the students in their job searching skills.
An essential part of the Mentoring Programme is familiarizing the students with the Finnish work culture and job seeking. At the beginning of the programme, the students participate in a Working in Finland seminar in which they will learn about issues related to Finnish working life from foreigners’ point of view and, for example, how to write a job application and a CV to a Finnish employer.
Please read more about the Mentoring Programme from Career Services' web page
The application period for the International Mentoring Programme is 25 October – 10 November. Students apply by emailing their CV together with a motivation letter (including information on desired employment, field of study, future plans etc.) to email@example.com. Please note that it is very important to name in the motivation letter specific professions or fields in which you would like to work in the future!
Selected applicants will receive an invitation to an interview on 15 November and the interviews will take place on 18 or 19 November. All applicants will be notified of the results of the selection by the end November.
The programme begins in January 2011 with training of the participants. The students will meet their mentors in the first meeting.
Additional information on Mentoring Programme will be given by either Janne Loikkanen (firstname.lastname@example.org / 02 333 5788) from the Career Services or Anna Kahra (email@example.com / 02 276 9615) from the Student Union.