mentorING partner companies 2022–2023
The program is based on four pillars:
Mentors from partner companies advise and support the participating female students over the course of a year in their life, study and career planning. Each mentee is assigned a personal mentor who matches their professional focus and career goals.
“In addition to technical topics, I also exchanged ideas with my mentor on a personal level. In this way, we were both able to benefit. In the process, a friendly relationship developed between us.” — Katrin Hartmann, Jg. 2016/17
Mentoring is a proven instrument for personnel development and the promotion of young talent. The basic building block of this strategy is the direct and exclusive relationship between the mentee and the mentor. The mentor supports the mentee in further developing her personality and expanding her skills. In regular meetings, the mentor shares his/her knowledge and supports the mentee in personal and professional decisions.
Mentoring programs make a valuable contribution to the advancement of women. For companies, participating in mentoring programs is an effective way to attract top female talent.
Within the framework of mentorING, mentor and mentee meet every four to six weeks for one year. Guidance and support in shaping the tandem relationship is provided to participants in the form of joint events. There is a kick-off, a feedback and a closing event as well as a workshop for mentors.
All participants undergo a diverse seminar and training program. Topics include life and career planning, leadership skills or work-life balance. A special feature is the practical job application training with the participation of personnel representatives from the mentorING partner companies.
The mentorING program offers various events in which mentees and mentors are taught important skills. These are not only relevant in the mentorING context, but are important for professional life as a whole. This includes, for example, job application training, in which job application situations are simulated with personnel representatives from the partner companies. In this way, the mentees receive valuable tips and advice on their application as well as on the job interview.
A very special offer to the mentees, mentors is the gender training. The event is subtitled “Training for a Dialogue in Partnership” and aims above all to encourage people to think about how they deal with their own and the opposite sex. During the workshop, typical female / typical male behaviors are reflected upon in order to initiate a change in thinking in companies and among the mentees.
mentorING introduces participants to a network relevant to their career and studies. Just as essential and sustainable it is for career promotion to establish contact between mentors and mentees but also among the among the mentees themselves.
Networking is supported and encouraged at mentorING through joint events. This is because this network supports the mentees in starting their careers as well as to shape their their future careers. Likewise, mentors benefit from the network they build with representatives of other partner companies.
Mentees have the chance to contact the mentors of other mentees at any time. Not every mentor is an expert on all the questions mentees seek answers to. For example, not all of them have experience abroad, or have considered how useful a doctorate is for career advancement.
mentorING also offers the opportunity for personal development. Strengths and opportunities can be reflected upon with the mentor. The mentor also helps to realistically define personal goals and provides tools to achieve them.
mentorING is managed by TUM International GmbH — a 100% subsidiary of Technische Universtität München (TUM). In this context, TUM International assumes the role of interface to companies and implements the cooperation. The program is currently supported by the following companies:
- attempto GmbH & Co. KG
- IT4IPM — IT for Intellectual Property Management GmbH
- Knorr-Bremse AG
- Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
- MaibornWolff GmbH
Contact: Stella Neuhofen
Tel: +49 (0) 151 — 46 36 54 58