Information for mentors

You would like to accom­pa­ny a stu­dent of the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich for one year and sup­port her deve­lo­p­ment? Fur­ther­mo­re, do you work for a com­pa­ny from the Munich area?

Then the men­to­rING pro­gram is the right place for you!

The men­to­rING pro­gram has been in exis­tence sin­ce 2002, making it the oldest and one of the most suc­cessful men­to­ring pro­grams at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich. With the aim of incre­asing the pro­por­ti­on of women in tech­ni­cal­ly ori­en­ted com­pa­nies and faci­li­ta­ting care­er ent­ry for fema­le stu­dents, men­to­rING has alre­a­dy coope­ra­ted with men­tors from more than 60 com­pa­nies in the grea­ter Munich area.

Ulri­ke Oben­dor­fer, Seni­or Test Mana­ger at IT4IPM GmbH:

“Through the lively exch­an­ge with the fema­le stu­dents, my atten­ti­on was shar­pe­ned as to which topics young women are con­cer­ned with when ente­ring a more tech­ni­cal­ly-ori­en­ted pro­fes­sio­nal life and whe­re stumb­ling blocks may lie. With this know­ledge, I can remo­ve one or the other stumb­ling blocks at IT4IPM GmbH in good time or also per­haps even pre­vent it from the out­set”.

In the pro­gram, you will be sup­port­ed in your role as a men­tor through num­e­rous events, con­tri­bu­te to the deve­lo­p­ment of a sus­tainable pro­fes­sio­nal net­work for women, and at the same time have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to expand your own pro­fes­sio­nal cont­acts.

The events for men­tors include the kick-off event, the work­shops “Con­sul­ting Know-How” and “Mana­ging Gen­der & Diver­si­ty,” and two net­wor­king events on cur­rent topics. The year ends with a gra­dua­ti­on cerem­o­ny. The men­to­rING year always starts at the end of Novem­ber / begin­ning of Decem­ber. All events take place throug­hout the men­to­rING year. You can find out more about the events under “Pro­gram”.

The most important at a glan­ce:

  • You should have at least five years of pro­fes­sio­nal expe­ri­ence.
  • They should be liking to share their know­ledge and recom­men­da­ti­on with stu­dent.
  • You sup­port num­e­rous events and work­shops in your role as a men­tor.
  • You get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­mo­te young talent and expand your pro­fes­sio­nal net­work.


Usual­ly, men­tors are pro­vi­ded by men­to­rING part­ner com­pa­nies. In addi­ti­on to forming men­tor-men­tee rela­ti­onships, part­ner com­pa­nies have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pre­sent them­sel­ves at various pro­gram events, meet par­ti­ci­pan­ts in a varie­ty of set­tings, pro­vi­de them with care­er-rela­ted infor­ma­ti­on through the pro­gram, and adver­ti­se as a spon­sor of the pro­gram. It is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to recruit fema­le juni­or staff and streng­then the company’s image.

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